Why You Need Not Explain

Sometimes, it helps to stay quiet, gather knowledge, or stand your ground

✨ Bridget Webber
Mystic Minds
Published in
5 min readJan 2, 2024

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A confident, wise woman smiles
Photograph by Andrea Piacquadio, Pexels

I’m a kid, about 12, and somebody upsets me. I explain myself to them. I tell them how they hurt me. But describing my feelings deepens my pain. My heart races and a small volcano erupts in my chest, sending hot lava through my veins. Salty tears cascade down my cheeks.

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✨ Bridget Webber
Mystic Minds

Freelance writer, avid tea-drinking meditator, and former therapist interested in spiritual growth, compassion, mindfulness, creativity, and psychology.