“I looked around at the rooms that I did not see as rooms but more as a landscape for my emotions, a biography of memory.” ~Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water
We all have secret rooms within us.
These are the rooms that hold our dreams and fears.
We allow access to only those we trust.
Sharing our fears makes us vulnerable.
Voicing our dreams can make us feel like we’re setting ourselves up for failure in the eyes of others if we never attain our goals.
We seek solitude to restore a balance others are unable to provide us.
We need our private rooms to sort out our pain, contemplate life, and make choices.
We don’t like people barging in without invitation, therefore we need to remember not to intrude the space of others.
It’s permissible to knock on the door, but don’t enter unless the room unless the homeowner requests your presence.
Respect for boundaries is vital in relationships.
Visit your own secret room. Curl up and drift off in a dream. Rise and open the curtains to let the sunshine bounce against the walls. Dance across the floor. Feel the coolness of the hardwood floor beneath your bare feet. Sing and let your voice rise to the ceiling. Smell the wild honeysuckle as it winds its way along your path. Taste the salt of your tears and know what gives your life meaning.
Enjoy your room. Know it is yours, whether you wish to share it or not.