In the past week, a number of things happened in my life in rapid succession. Each of these events was not exactly monumental on its own, but when they all piled up together, they brought heaviness to my heart.
I learned about 4 deaths, and was present for one of them. I felt a deep heaviness that I haven’t felt in a long time.
With all the learning I’ve had in recent years, I am so grateful to have a healthier, wider perspective on life. Being mindful of how I’m feeling is what helps me deal with it all – knowing that life has to have its ups and downs, that emotions are part of the human experience, and that emotions are temporary. Also, my belief is that death is part of our journey and I take comfort in believing that those who passed on are now in a good place.
It’s OK to be sad once in awhile. Meditation helps me greatly in times like this.
I like something I heard once a long time ago which helps me with emotional perspective:
Think to yourself “I have sadness in me” rather than “I’m a sad person”. When you do this, you separate the sadness from who you are, knowing that it is something that is with you momentarily, and the sadness does not define you.
I hope in some way, reading this may help someone out there. Ups and downs happen to the best of us 🙂
With no downs, there are no ups.
With no sad, there is no happy.
Thank you for reading,