We need to collectively admit that we抮e not fine. We抮e not confident and balanced and good. We turn up to work every day pretending we抮e not neurotic and obsessed and insatiable and full of doubt. And we waste so much energy keeping up this mutual pretence for each other because we think if people saw the truth, if people really knew what was going on in your head, all the crazy truth of your dark appetites and self-loathing, then you抎 get rejected.
But, in fact, the opposite is true. It抯 when we dare to reveal the truth that we unwittingly give everyone else permission to do the same. To stop holding their breath for a moment and actually come into the room. To be here, present, vulnerable and authentic.
Jamie Catto & Duncan Bridgeman - One Giant Leap