If you are living your life with a secret or a painful reality, it is not going to go away unless you begin to acknowledge it, talk about it, or do something about it.
Often, we find ourselves under circumstances (at home, work, or in a romantic relationship) that gradually become a great source of stress and sadness. And because change can be more uncomfortable than the status quo, we choose to quietly accept it, and actively ignore it.
Your elephant might be an alcoholic partner, an abusive relationship, a child with an emotional/behavioral problem, your own depression, or a serious financial problem. Elephants are too big to be hidden, or stuffed inside a closet.
When you fail to acknowledge the elephant in the middle of your life, you begin to dance around it, and tippy-toe around it. It begins to take up a lot of emotional space. It becomes exhausting.
Unless you stop and face your elephant, it will continue to own you.
Are you afraid of your elephant?
Mujer, if there is one sitting in your heart, spirit and soul, gear up and face it. Start talking. Seek support.
Own your space.