For so many of us we may never be able to say or tell how we really feel. Our Mental Health is fragile and can so often be vulnerable to the impact of life situations and events.
Sadly Mental Health issues can stlll carry a stigma and therefore so often we do not dare to share our feelings for fear of being treated differently, rejected or judged.
Our lives can be so busy these days and in this age of consumerism we are bombarded with material things and with the latest gadgets being presented as the answer to what is missing in our lives.
From an early age we are told what to think and how to look. So much so that our unique self can get pushed down further and further, and become ‘depressed’ beneath all the ‘stuff’.
Body Image and Body Confidence along with not feeling free to speak and share thoughts and feelings with self confidence, is a major issue for so many people of all ages. This Western Society for all it’s innovations, technological discoveries and inventions does not seem to know how to teach us to really ‘communicate’ kindly with ourselves and with each other with loving kindness, compassion and respect of difference.
The journey back to ‘wholeness’ is so often not about learning new things but is a gentle process of the unlearning of beliefs that we learned about ourselves from others. As we do so we think differently with a new mindset and start to live from our own centre with new beliefs that we create and live from to enhance our lives. In so doing we connect again to who we marvelously and wonderfully uniquely really are, which can inspire others to do likewise.
Here is a little poem I wrote when reflecting on this.
PLEASE LISTEN TO WHAT I CAN’T SAY
I may not be able to show you my pain
Hidden behind my smile
I may not be able to tell you my fears
Buried deep in my mind in a pile
I may not be able to reach out for help
Or express how I feel today
Oh how I need you to take some time
To please listen… to what I can’t say.
Bernadette Phillips is the Founder of New Insights For Change, she is a Sociologist, Social Entrepreneur and Writer. She is a Mentor, Intuitive Coach and Motivational Speaker for Life, Business and Leadership and also teaches Creative Writing for Health and Wellbeing. Bernadette provides Conscious Living/Leadership and Health and Wellbeing Talks and Workshops and One to One Consultations. She speaks and writes passionately about the need for Conscious Leadership in the World and the positive development and impact of Active Citizenship and Social Enterprise in Communities and wider World.
Bernadette is part of an award winning team of Citizen Jounalists and is a Radio Presenter. She is available as a Motivational Speaker for Conferences, Education Institutes and Business Events.