Born of, closed off

There is a false form of ‘honesty’ which suggests nothing should remain hidden and that everything should be said, expressed, and communicated.

This ‘honesty’ can be very harmful, and if it does not harm, it at least makes the relationship flat, superficial, empty, and often very boring.

Just as words lose their power when they are not born out of silence, so openness loses its meaning when there is no ability to be closed.

#HenriNouwen

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Posted on February 25, 2019, in Mindfulness. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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