Continued from the series, Meet the Personas…
The ancient King Solomon wrote the words, “pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones,” and in contrast, “a gossip separates close friends.” From the beginning of time humans have dealt with communication issues and emotional pain. And although they can be challenging at times, relationships are truly the best gift we are given apart from life itself.
The Confidant believes communication is an art form, and the weight of our words is immeasurable. Take, for example, the power of a slanderous statement in contrast with the life-giving strength of a timely encouraging word. A confidant is defined as a close friend or associate to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed. How often are we unworthy to confide in because of our own untrustworthiness? Something in our nature as women loves to “spread the news,” and the result is only damage to others along with our own hearts.
The Confidant believes it is imperative for each woman to embark on a journey of healing for her own mind, heart and soul. We don’t want to carry around heavy baggage from years past, working harder than we should to simply function. Past wounds can rise up like fire in us, just when we thought the issues were already extinguished. Understanding ourselves through psychology and spirituality is necessary to becoming whole, because to be fully known and accepted for exactly who we are is one of every human’s greatest needs.
Regarding relating to others, The Confidant desires to evoke discussion about romance and friendship in a unique light compared to other media voices. While of course discussing love, dating and sex, she wants to move into all things relational—even more “debatable” territories such as chivalry, character, apropos of culture and respect between the sexes.
Join with her to regard every relationship we have as a gift, and live in the present with intentionality. Tomorrow is the future, and you want to be walking into yours with relational grace, kind words and a love for others that is simply contagious.
“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.” –William Arthur Ward