What does being transparent mean?

What does being transparent mean?

Transparency is intentionally baring your soul to the world by showing your true self to others.  Most people hide their essence in fear of rejection, lack of self-confidence, broken-hearted, or lack of fulfillment in life; there are many reasons a person will hold back who they are.  When a person hides behind this veil, they are robbing themselves of a happy and contented life.

By being transparent how can a person bring about a better life?  Through transparency, people are allowing themselves to feel their emotions without trying to understand or “fix” them.  This is a way to give yourself permission to feel and experience your feelings rather than reflect on them.  The creation from this process is a power that comes from within.  It is a peace and freedom of one’s self.  

I read that transparency reveals the character of a person and I could not agree more.  Feelings of fear, rejections, low self-esteem, and broken hearts (to name a few) create uneasiness within us and this leads to internal negative thoughts or Gremlins.  These Gremlins can drown out our essence; the same place transparency grows from.  Transparency removes feelings of uneasiness and drowns out the negative internal voices; this process builds power from within and helps to create positive living.

Working toward transparency should be done with a trusted source, a person that is non-judgmental and will support your growth. 

An exercise for you:

Note the things that prevent you from living a transparent life.

What actions can you implement to become more transparent?

What benefits do you think you would obtain by living transparently?

What risks are you willing to take to live transparently?

1 Response to “What does being transparent mean?”

  1. 1 Candi 02/01/2012 at 12:26 AM

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