Dear Human,

In the past you have told yourself many story’s to forget the pain that comes with life. You measure the hurt, then declare that on a scale of “little to a lot”, it doesn’t sting that much. You reduce the misery it brings by telling yourself that if you wait long enough things will change. You even minimize your feelings by declaring them as “no big deal”. And when nothing else eases the agony, when the suffering remains in spite of the anecdotes that you rest your weary mind upon, you entertain the biggest ruse of all. You tell yourself that you can change the person or people that you believe are responsible for making you feel sad. But all along what you’re really doing is allowing one painful experience to pile upon another, until the mountain of despair that you have created is so high that it seems almost impossible to climb.

It’s okay my beloveds, I understand that you suppress the hurt because you don’t want to feel its seemingly relentless and very searing pain. It’s perfectly human.

But ignored emotions never go away. They keep repeating themselves until they finally get your attention. They continue to manifest until you give yourself permission to feel them. They refuse to back down until you commit to deal with them without blame or shame. You initiate the process of healing by embracing what you have for far to long denied, that living hurts. Glorious life is full of anguish, affliction, and even heartbreak. They should be accepted as a part of your existence instead of rejected as a flaw of your humanity. Ups and downs are an innate human experience.

When it comes to pain, it’s perfectly normal to feel the sadness that accompanies it. As a matter of fact, it is crucial that you do. Allowing yourself to dance with sorrow expands your consciousness and increases your ability to be aware. And it’s equally as critical that you learn to let sadness go. There is no secret way. There is no magic formula. There is only your will. Will to accept that it is YOU holding onto sadness, not sadness holding onto you. So gently open your heart and release the grief. Like a balloon, give sadness back to the universe that it might gift it to another being. Just as it was gifted to you, that your sacred spirit might grow.

Your Fellow Space Traveler ~

🌎Dear Human© 2016 #sadness #grief #mindfulness #humanity #dearhuman #sherieckert

About Dear Human

Professional Counselor | Author of Dear Human - A New Way of Thinking
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  1. So much written that I needed to read. “Embracing what you have for far too long denied” I have finally gotten there. An uncomfortable place to be surrounded by unfamiliar emotions but I am finding that even in the crushing silence, sitting with them is making me stronger.

  2. Dear Human says:

    Thank you beloved friend. BTW, it’s one “R”. 💫

  3. Dear Human says:

    Thank you beloved Gerry #WUVIP

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