Our Little Secret: How to Unravel the Truth Within

We are all hiding something deep within ourselves. And we know that we are hiding it, and we also have a feeling that everyone else is hiding it – although we’ve never talked about it with them. It’s what Rumi called “the open secret.” The essence of this secret is the inner feeling that we have no idea what we’re doing.

It’s the part of us that feels like a fraud – a fake. It’s the part of us that wonders how everyone else does it. We wonder how they have this whole life thing all figured out. How can they keep it all together, and why can’t we? It’s the part of us that wonders what part of the magic formula are we not clear on? What are we doing wrong?


Written by Jodi Chapman | http://www.pickthebrain.com

We are all hiding something deep within ourselves. And we know that we are hiding it, and we also have a feeling that everyone else is hiding it – although we’ve never talked about it with them. It’s what Rumi called “the open secret.” The essence of this secret is the inner feeling that we have no idea what we’re doing.

It’s the part of us that feels like a fraud – a fake. It’s the part of us that wonders how everyone else does it. We wonder how they have this whole life thing all figured out. How can they keep it all together, and why can’t we? It’s the part of us that wonders what part of the magic formula are we not clear on? What are we doing wrong?

And yet, rather than simply coming out and asking someone about this, we hold it deep inside and cover it with shame. We believe that something must be horribly wrong with us if we are the only ones who can’t figure out how to be a part of this world. And so we learn to cover up this shame with a mask. We learn to send out our representatives into the land of “I’m fine.” and “Everything’s swell.” We enter the world with our best selves – our accomplished selves. We learn to play the game.

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