We have to name the elephant
We skirt around naming the elephant, as if to do so will protect us from facing it. That giant truth sitting in front of us that no one wants to talk about.
We say nice things, we sugarcoat. The aim is not to hurt. To be sensitive. What we are actually doing is prolonging the hurt, extending the consequences of the unnamed.
We obfuscate. We waffle. A politician’s art.
Naming the elephant is a liberation.
With the naming comes that beautiful space of knowing we can now get to work on what most needs to be attended to.
We have to name the elephant. The truth, indeed, sets us free.
What elephants do you need to name? For this moment, forget politeness and diplomacy.
Pull the truths that are longing to be spoken from the places they have been incubating.
Confront them first.
Then name them, clean and clear.
Photo Taken February 4th 2023, Bali