Have you ever experienced wanting so much to share some stories to the important people around you, but you hesitated and even kept the stories inside you and never tell?
That's what happened to me but it's actually nobody's fault.
I have a close friend and we shared a lot of stuff, but sometimes I get stuck to share certain stuff openly because of the reasons that I created on my own.
My friend is a creative, spontaneous and confident when he speaks.
Sometimes I put myself in a place where I am having less advantage than him,
and although he already knows every inch of me, I shy away and won't talk about certain stuff openly to him.
I labeled him as someone being judgmental by the way he react when he thinks differently to a certain idea that I have, regardless that actually both ideas are actually aiming towards the same goal.
Instead of listening to his suggestions and word of advice with an open perception, I am stuck to the label that I quietly gave him, which results to me seeing that anything that's coming from him as something which is judgmental.
So one evening I took the courage to admit to my friend that I was being inauthentic, not being that open to him as a result of the label that I myself created onto him.
And the ironic thing is, I now realized that it was not him being judgmental, it was me.
I WAS THE ONE PUTTING LABELS AND I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS BEING JUDGMENTAL.
How funny is that?
Once I have myself being responsible in order to have a true relationship with a friend, I have lifted up whatever that stood between me and a friend.
And I take on having this friend as a good example for me to be as creative, as spontaneous and powerful as him.