Permission to be sad

The Calm Monkey

Being sad

I think sometimes we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be ‘the best we can be’, to be perfect, to always do the right thing. Humans inherently are seeking happiness. But damn it, sometimes life just sucks and we do have bad times.

Here I am, someone who has faced cancer, a muddled through a myriad of other things and am now dealing with aging parents and managing through my remaining cancer treatment. People call me inspirational, probably because I do try to make the best in life no matter what, and I teach meditation and mindfulness to others. But do you know what?  I’m not perfectly happy.  I’m not perfect.  I have good days and bad days. And when I have the bad days sometimes I feel down about feeling that way.

I have found a great way to weather the bad days that I’d love to…

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