When I tell someone I’m angry at them, or hurt, or attracted to them, it’s scary. And chances are it’s going to get me in some trouble. When I tell the truth, I feel alive and free. Even when I get my feelings hurt, or the other person gets mad, its liberating knowing that I am being honest with myself intentionally and others, and no longer holding in!
In the quest for healthier relationships, many seek answers in books, seminars, and methodologies. Yet, amidst this exploration, a radical concept emerges: truth, unfiltered and raw, as proposed by Brad Blanton’s Radical Honesty.
Blanton’s words echo a resounding truth: life, inherently, is riddled with trouble. The profound observation that both lying and telling the truth cause trouble prompts a pivotal question: which kind of trouble is worth embracing?
The assertion that speaking the truth, despite the potential to upset, offend, or hurt, is advocated by Blanton. To go a step further, he recommends staying through the discomfort until resolution prevails.
Reading books on communication and intimacy often projects an illusion of conflict-free utopias if one follows a particular methodology. However, reality differs drastically from these ideals. Life, especially when entwined with others, tends to be a whirlwind. Misunderstandings, hurt, and love’s intricate dance characterise our days. As Blanton rightly points out, life is, indeed, trouble.
It might sound ominous, akin to the start of a bleak note, but herein lies a refreshing perspective: causing a bit of trouble can be remarkably invigorating.
Expressing anger, hurt, attraction, or love authentically involves risk. It’s a rollercoaster ride of uncertainty, but can, with healthy toolkits, attract compassion, connection, and intimacy (in-to-me-see).
This 2 day Workshop in Oxford is taking place. This November 10-12, immerse yourself in the lush and serene setting of Little Baldon, Oxford. It’s an all-encompassing, quiet, peaceful safe space, in our converted barn and lets gets honest. We provide a safe platform to practice, learn, and connect in a supportive environment. This workshop is an opportunity to speak truth, weather conflicts, and possibly rediscover love amidst the turmoil.
The workshop promises an immersive experience where truth takes centre stage. It’s a journey into authentic communication and the willingness to navigate emotional storms for personal and relational growth.
Here at Heal Oxford Wellbeing we are inviting in this workshop with open arms, for small groups, and specialising in fostering honest, authentic connections. I’m deeply passionate about creating joy, peace within and nurturing genuine love.
Throughout the workshop, we will delve into the core distinctions of Radical Honesty, exploring our life stories, grounding ourselves in the present, and vocalising our fears and aspirations for the future, without judgement.
Guided by experienced facilitators, this immersive journey aims to cultivate new, honest, and creative interactions with others, forging connections and friendships.
In the embrace of truth lies the potential for transformation, offering an unfiltered view of life’s intricacies. Join us for this remarkable journey and a chance to embark on a transformative voyage.
Let’s delve into the realms of truth, vulnerability, and transformation together.
Hope to see you there.