Don’t do nothing you can’t share, and be prepared to discuss everything you do. —Martin Shepard, M.D.—
Secrets diminish self-respect; They foster paranoia, and they make it impossible to have honest and open communication. Self-discloser cleanses us; but an even greater benefit is that a commitment to it triggers careful forethought, and a needless or perhaps hurtful action can be avoided.
It takes only a moment to reflect on the possible ramifications of an intended action. And that moment’s reflection can save us from apologies, shame and embarrassment. Being committed and prepared to inform others of all that we are nurtures the growth of our better selves. No greater encouragement for self-improvement exists than the decision to share absolutely all.
I will think before acting today and find freedom from shame.