How to Get Started: Reach Out
For people who are going to be hearing these ideas for the first time and maybe seeing a sliver of themselves in what you’re going through, what’s the first thing that they should do right now?
The first thing for them to do is go to mystyle.com and look at the 12 steps. Read them, each and every one of them. If they need help or if they need to understand more, or just somebody to talk to, please click on Shades of Hope and e-mail them, and they will be there in a second for you.
And remember, it’s going to be painful, but there is freedom in knowing the truth. It can’t hurt us. The truth can only heal us. I think we fear the truth because we think it’s going to hurt us, that somehow it’s going to hurt us, but it doesn’t. It frees us.
A lot of people keep things secret. They don’t tell people things that are happening to them because they have this fear that, if somebody knows this about me, they’ll think bad of me, or somebody will look at me differently, or I’ll get in trouble or something like that.
But, the fact is by keeping it a secret, you're making the beast bigger. You’re making the problem bigger. But, by speaking out, reaching out, it becomes smaller and smaller and smaller.