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It’s in moments of pure spiritual, mental, and emotional nakedness in which I find that I feel the happiest. I’ve been practicing this in my own life but have found it difficult. I do find it easier when I see other people living out their nakedness and being their pure, raw, 100% selves.
A recent example of this in my life is talking about money with my mentor. It is never easy to ask for help when you’re in trouble but being completely vulnerable with her was incredibly liberating. She revealed to me about how she had been in a similar situation in her past and knew exactly how to help me get out of it.
Revealing my deepest troubles and secrets not only allowed me to accept help, but it offered an opportunity to be blessed by God, find relief and freedom from by debts, wisdom on how to take charge of my life, and take a step toward my financial freedom. I have learned from this and other moments in my life that by not accepting help when it is offered to you can rob someone else of a blessing.
Other examples of this have been watching my family and loved ones during this holiday season be their true, annoying, and loveable selves. I love to just sit and watch them argue and debate about things that are going on in their day to day lives, or about what’s going on in church, and what to get for dinner. I find it entertaining when we disagree about religion or politics and when the discussion leads to a deeper meaning. That sort of raw interaction between families is what I love and value most. We don’t need to sugar coat or put on a front in front of family… we are who we are and that’s such a beautiful thing. To accept someone in their truest form is the most solid bond you can make with another person.
God never intended for us to go through life alone. He intended for us to share life with one another, even the not so pretty stuff. That’s why moments of raw emotion between people can be so impactful. They are meant to be shared. Cry together, laugh together, and just be open with one another. It really makes all the difference.