In today’s world, we are encouraged to be open and honest, authentic, but how far does that go? I can tell you what it doesn’t mean. Don’t be telling everyone all of your business. There are a lot of things that are ok to keep secret from everyone. There are some things that might only be a secret from some, and others you just really don’t care about. When I was growing up we were taught to respect a person’s privacy and that seems to have gone out the window for many. I’m going to give you a short list of things you should think about keeping private, and the reason why. Even if someone asks you, you never have to answer what you don’t want to.
The truth is, nobody will ever know what happened to you before they met you unless you want them to. Carrying forward bad feelings about other people or situations that are uncomfortable for you will always be for you to decide what to do with. If you have some negative feelings in your history, why share them now? They serve to get you riled up again, inform people of things that didn’t go well, and to carry all of that in to your present.
We all have things that we are proud to own. We have worked hard for what we have and perhaps even deserve them, but believe me, not all people will feel like that. Telling people what you have can come off as bragging to jealous people and there are many of those around. Enjoy your just rewards on your own and with people that happen to notice. Let them all be for your own enjoyment, take pride in what you have.
If you have a plan for where you want your life to go, keep it to yourself. It has been scientifically proven that you will be more likely to achieve your goal if you tell nobody at all. Let everyone see what you’ve done after it’s done! You will be more successful having secret goals.
How Much Do You Make
This is one topic that I am absolutely sure of, money. How much you make can be a defining factor in a relationship. Not just a romantic relationship, but a friendship, a co-worker, and even family. Money is a subject best discussed with nobody. This secret can go one of two ways, the person asking could be jealous if you make more than them or they may even feel superior to you if they make more. Let this one stay a secret.
A good deed should always be kept a secret. If you help a starving friend with groceries and then tell people, you have let down your friend and given other people information about them they shouldn’t have. More importantly, this is soul work. When you help someone it nourishes your soul, when you tell people what you’ve done, it nourishes your ego. Always choose soul over ego.
I know that being and feeling blessed makes you want to shout it from the rooftops, but don’t. Your beliefs, religion, and personal thoughts on enlightenment can offend other people who feel differently than you do. Religion on its own is completely personal and should always be kept that way. Don’t share your beliefs or try to shove them down other people’s throats. Wars are caused by this.
Keeping secrets can sound like it’s not a good thing, however, wisdom tells us all that there are many things that you should keep to yourself. There are negative words associated with telling everything you know as well, like bragging, gossiping, and tattling. Let your private life stay private, everyone will be happier.