Understanding Why the Caged Bird Sings-Repost and Special Tribute to Maya Angelou!
May 30, 2014
"A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song."Maya Angelou
Some time ago, a dear friend shared something with me that had haunted her for a long time. Her fears helped shaped the insecurities she had about herself. First, I was honored that she decided to reveal something she took so much care to have hidden. Since that time, I have seen her grow past her fears and be an example to others of how to overcome.
Like her, we all have fears and secrets that sometimes make us feel insecure. This can often lend to putting us in a holding pattern with our lives. Just remember that whatever you are going through, someone else has been through it (or worse). Part of the healing process is to forgive yourself, forgive others and share your story so that someone else may learn how to overcome.