To Be Known

I was listening to this Modern Love podcast episode and the part where the lady who wrote the post talks about it all really made me feel emotions. More specifically where she says:

Joyce says. “But having said that, I feel so lucky to have had him in my life, and even to have walked this path. I knew him, and he knew me, and some of us go through our whole lives not being known. And I carry that with me. It’s a huge gift.”

What is to be known? What does that mean? Do you feel known? In the same tangent, do you feel seen? In addition, if you want to be known/seen – do you allow others to see/know you? Have you ever asked yourself these questions? I sure have.

The other day a friend of mine told me “you tend to do this” which was a read based on facts because they have seen me and to be honest, they know me. I was taken aback but at the same time I was low key glad because I felt seen.

Because the thing about being known/seen means that you have allowed people in your life/space to do so. And this involves vulnerability, that prickly thing that we don’t know what to do with, we don’t even know how to do – and yet we desire it.

Isn’t that something?


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