Life’s really tough at times, isn’t it? Sages and spiritual leaders are often helping so many people by giving advice on how to be happy. Many say our purpose is to be happy.
I know the pain of being unhappy and I know I’m not alone in this. Each one of us has had and will continue to have life’s ups and downs – it’s part of being human. We cannot know happiness without having felt sadness.
I am absolutely honoured and blessed when someone opens up to me about what in life is getting them down. When I can help somehow or even just offer a confidential ear, it’s a gift to know I am trusted.
The point of this post is simply this – it’s OK to be unhappy, stressed or feeling like nothing is going well. However, my request to anyone reading this is to be aware of when you are in such a state, and make an effort to get help. Whether that help comes in the form of re-grounding yourself with techniques that work for you, calling on a trusted friend, or getting counseling help – it’s all OK. Don’t be afraid or ashamed.
Don’t kid yourself that everyone around you is doing perfectly great and you’re the only one suffering. We all have our problems! Most people just hide them very well.
So have the human experience. Be self-aware. Be your own inspiration to take a healing action.