Thursday, March 27, 2014

Truth Pissing Us Off!

I gotta say how this quote from a strong woman, Gloria Steinem, "The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off" reminds me of Francesca, the old wise woman in The Unholy, and how she speaks and guides the younger woman, Claire. Sometimes the truth is just so shocking it pisses us off and there's no other way to put it or feel it!
We want to mince words. Putting things in a way that truth is soft peddled, watered down, does self or others no good. In The Unholy Claire struggles to find her rage, to see if she can come to terms with what it means to have suffered loss and the terrifying psychic trauma of witnessing her mother's death. In order to potentially heal she needs to discover vital emotion.
There's no guarantee she can do this. Fear cripples anger, an anger that can propel us into change. Needing to face the unfaceable and unspeakable is one of the most critical decisions in life. Claire is faced with it, and there are not guarantees.
Bruno Bettleheim, a famous depth psychologist, often said that when we find our rage we find ourselves. Gloria Steinem would put it that we need to get pissed off to find ourselves and the real truth inside us! I buy that. It's a truth we can bet our life on!

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