This is a story about a forbidden relationship between two people called Denial and Truth who only played Hide and Seek.
Denial’s parents told him that he and Truth could NEVER be together because she would only hurt him so he should always avoid her. Denial did not listen to his parents and would in his own little way interact with Truth through playing Hide and Seek.
Truth liked Denial very much but could never get close to him. Hide and Seek was all she had and this made her little heart sad. No matter how hard she tried Denial always managed to slip away.
Until one day, Truth finally caught up with Denial. For the first time he was cornered and trapped. His emotions started swelling up on the inside now his true feelings he could no longer hide. Truth looked Denial in his eyes and said, ” You can avoid me all you want. You could even try to wish me away but I have news for you, I’m here to stay. You constantly push me aside because your emotions you want to hide. Can’t you see my love, you’re creating even more turmoil inside?”
Denial unable to control his emotions anymore starts weeping uncontrollably on the floor. Truth sits down beside him attempting to console him. She understands his heart is thin but this is a battle even he can’t win. She then whispers in his ear, “I understand this hurts but avoiding me will only make the pain worse. Let’s face these things together because that is the only way you’ll feel better.”
Over time these two stopped playing Hide and Seek and decided to meet up once a week.
Denial finally understood that although he could avoid Truth he could not remove her from his life. He soon realised that facing her actually made him feel better. He eventually built up enough courage to take her home to meet his parents. 🙂
You can just imagine his parents surprise to see their son Denial and Truth standing side by side. It took them some getting used to but over time they learnt to accept and eventually love her too.
Remember, we may not always like the truth about something, someone or ourselves but avoiding it does not make it go away. I’ve learnt the only way to truly move forward is to face and accept the truth and chart a way forward.
Denial is only a short-term answer or response to our problems. The time will come when we have to face what we’ve been hiding or running from. It won’t be easy but the end result should you choose to embrace and see the process through is greater clarity, your emotional burden will be lifted or lighter and the healing can finally begin – resulting in a much happier you.
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