Letting others see me when I'm at my best and my worst is what makes transparency difficult. Revealing my fears, hurts and mistakes while owning it all, may sound simple but it's not easy.
No Masks, No Walls
Transparency means I'm not what others tell me or want me to be, I'm only what I was put on this earth to be. No masks to project and no walls to protect. Transparency brings struggle but provides strength and imparts patience, tolerance and compassion. It truly does strengthen one. The trials of transparency are often things we try to avoid but learn to value as we mature. Kind of like the broccoli and spinach we hate as kids but enjoy as adults.
Transparency Leads to Trust
Being transparent means I am clear about who I am, what my beliefs are and what I stand for. It is an active autonomous choice I choose each day. For if I can’t trust to expose the raw me, how can I expect others to trust me? Without trust, there really is nothing. When our time on this earth is done, all one can do is trust that we accomplished what we were put on this earth for, because no one can see what's on the other side. Transparency really is clearer than glass and stronger than steel!
by Bonnie Penner