I hope you find these words from Carl Jung as inspiring as I do. They resonate so deeply with me. This is so big.
Say your stuff, the stuff that that means the world to you, that you need to say, that you feel deep down, that you have to get off your chest, that you want someone to understand, that you just need to hear yourself say. Even if it’s awkward, confused, messy.
Let someone hear your stuff. It might feel scary at first, but it helps. So much. It will be so much less lonely.
And help someone say their stuff. Just be there and listen and let and accept and hug.
We’re all in this together, guys.
If you’re deep-down alone this holiday season, ask someone if you can tell them some of your important stuff.
And if you know someone alone this holiday season, ask them how they’re doing, but then ask them again–maybe use the word “really.”
Good luck! :)
P.S. If you’re too self-conscious or scared or embarrassed or pessimistic or anxious, etc, to actually get deep with someone, read these words for you from one of my favorite people in the world:
“People connect at the level of their struggles.” – Glenn Pickering