I know this will sound woo-woo, hippy, cheesy or flat out untrue to some people - and for you who feel this way, hear me out even more deeply.
This deep awareness arose during my morning non-linear movement practice today… which I ugly cried through the entire hour.
(Contrary to what some believe, crying is often a fantastic sign that a breakthrough is happening! It is deep strength and truth pushing through the bullsh*t we’ve been wearing like a snake shedding its old, decaying skin.)
Your sadness? It exists because you care.
Your anger? It exists because you give a damn.
Your longing? It exists because you want better/more/deeper living.
Your frustration? Because you keep trying to do better, even if you’re hitting brick wall after brick wall.
Your numbness? It is so because you’re tired, need rest and because you give a f*ck.
Your regret? Because you wished you had known better when you simply didn’t.
𝑇𝑟𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛… 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑏𝑠𝑜𝑙𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤 𝑖𝑡 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑅𝑜𝑜𝑡 𝐼𝑛 𝐿𝑜𝑣𝑒. (𝑃𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 - 𝐿𝑒𝑡’𝑠 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑙𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟. 𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠ℎ*𝑡!)
We do not feel angry because we lack love. We do not feel hatred because we don’t care. We do not feel despair, hopelessness, overwhelm, bitterness because we are broken.
We feel ALL feelings because we LOVE.
We cry because we grieve for a lost love.
We hate and rage because we are sick and tired of not being respected or our existence even acknowledged.
We have deep longing and desires because we can envision and feel into a better life for ourselves, our families, for humanity.
We are frustrated because we’re impatient in learning how to navigate from a less pure love to a more pure love.
We’re numb when we’ve overextended ourselves or been hurt repeatedly that we need a break from caring so deeply.
We regret when we have insight and understanding now, that would’ve saved our younger selves the suffering they went through.
𝑆𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑢𝑛𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑑? 𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑡’𝑠 𝑜𝑘.
𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑘𝑒𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑚 𝑖𝑠 𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑘𝑒𝑒𝑝 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑠𝑎𝑓𝑒, 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑔𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑢𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑟 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜𝑜 𝑣𝑢𝑙𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 - 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑓*𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒.
I love you, deeply.
If you’d like to learn how to navigate your emotional world with true ease and trust, I’m here to help - I live and breath for this! Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org