You are Only as Sick as Your Secrets


You are only as sick as your secrets, is a 12 step saying I have heard for the last 21 years.

Not sure of its origin, but this saying has been quoted many times in the press by “stars” who have been in rehab.

The Pain Teens had a cool song called Secret is Sickness, but I can’t find a video or the lyrics. I did find this cool link to The Basement which was a horrible secret about an abused girl, Sylvia Likens, who was kept in a basement. Read the comments on his link. I think the lyrics are spot on, as far as revealing Sylvia’s story.

Enjoy my beautiful friend, Bliss Blood and the Pain Teens!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufB4tWsOtAs

Sick As Your Secrets By Veruca Salt

Sick

Sick of the night

Sick of the day
Sick of the sun that burns you
White
Knuckling it
Wasting away
Color yourself back in again

You’re as sick as your secrets
You’re as sick as your secrets
You’re as sick as your secrets

Slip
Into the bath
Into the grey
Hating yourself so much it hurts
Wake
Up from a nap
Wish you were brave
But you’re not that kind of person

You’re as sick as your secrets
You’re sick of it

Keeping secrets and hiding away the truth is as damaging as stealing.

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.  ~Mark Twain

It takes so much energy to keep secrets.  Time and freedom is stolen from yourself and from others.

The AA 5th step lets us tell our deepest darkest secrets to some one else, usually finding that the secrets weren’t so bad after all.

Maybe some are sicker than others. I think Sylvia Likens would say so.

Still, our values and our standards are our own individually, and only we, can judge how we should make amends.

Amends means Change not “I’m Sorry.”

I am respectful now and listen and it is painfully boring.

Feel like yelling…?

Fuckin’ go for it

Go Ahead!



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