Life can be difficult sometimes.
Things happen that cause negative emotion.
A friend gets cancer. A family member dies. You have a car accident.
These things have happened to me recently.
And do you know how I handle it?
I feel the feelings. Even the negative ones. Especially the negative ones.
I would cry every day when I was alone, while I was driving , showering or walking my dog.
Although you may not notice it, my sadness was there when I was working , grocery shopping and running my errands. It was there, in the background as I went about my days.
Being sad does not mean life stops. Life keeps going and the sadness just comes along.
I actually embraced the sadness and gave it a hug.
It appeared and was a part of my life. I owned it.
Being a human means that sadness shows up sometimes.
I am generally a ‘half glass full’ gal, usually with a positive attitude toward life.
But when life gives me trials, people I love are diagnosed or die, I step into the sadness.
Sad has a purpose. It is a release of energy. An emotion that we are meant, as humans, to feel sometimes. Without sad we would not know happy.
If you resist, fight with, deny sadness it actually causes more suffering.
Just let it be, allow it.
It is just an emotion that humans feel sometimes. That’s it.
So now, I can be calm and peaceful on the outside because I now know how to allow myself to process it on the inside.
…..and that gives me comfort