Sadness. We all fight it. As if it is something wrong. Bad. I am fighting it right now. I have an overwhelming desire to cry, but I do not know where it is coming from. I have been sitting here for 2 hours fighting it. Avoiding it. Analyzing the wheres and whys. Why?
What if we just feel it and go with it?
Open the door and let it out. What is so bad that is going to happen? We might cry for a bit. Crying is a release of energy. It allows the sadness to pass through us. Pass through us and be gone. Not a bad thing at all.
We might share it with someone. Let them know we are sad. What is going to happen? Well, sharing is intimacy. We might actually get closer with another human. Even a stranger. Allow someone to show compassion. Connect at a human level. Not a bad thing either.
We might still be sad. That is absolutely possible. But that doesn’t make us worse off than we are now. It will still make us better. Respecting your feelings is honoring yourself. And that is so very important. Our feelings are what they are. We have a right to them. We do ourselves a disservice when we negate ourselves. And I see people doing it all the time.
I admit it. I am sad. But really, I do feel a bit better now because I just honored and respected myself by admitting that. I feel a bit prouder, a bit stronger, I value myself a bit more.
So try it on. Admit and feel how you feel. There is no right or wrong.