Dripping Faucet by Kelly Sajonia
Drip. . .Drip.
Drip. . .Drip. . .Drip.
A faucet leak starts slow, building in frequency over time. In some instances the person living with the leak can hear the noise. For others, the repetitious sound begins to fade.
Sadly, I am the latter, choosing to silence the noise in my head instead of facing the issue. Here’s what it sounds like when I listen:
Dishonest. . .Angry.
Disloyal. . .Insecure. . .Conditionally Loves.
Warning signs, like the constant sound of a dripping faucet, will lead to greater destruction if left ignored. I learned this difficult lesson in my life. Silencing my intuition became an art form over the years. I would initially acknowledge the warning signs, but their presence would become an inconvenient truth; it was easier to just ignore the sound.
At 41, I finally began to listen. At first I would hear the noise and acknowledge it, but was slow to react.
Now my reaction time has improved and my hearing is sharper. I have discovered I am happier, breathing easier, and enjoying relationships more. I finally recognize there is only room for the relationships that positively add to my life, while the ones with warning signs need to be sloughed off.
For me, listening to the recurrent sounds and taking action has led to greater peace in my life.
I am happy as a result.