I found this at one of my favorite websites Positively Positive
I know that I am strong. I know everything will work out. I know it is ok to be confused and frustrated too. If your life is never confusing or frustrating, you may not be providing yourself enough room for growth and challenge.
To me, being healthy, means acknowledging every emotion, thought, and whim I may have. Sometimes my thoughts are dark and bleak. Sometimes they are beautiful. Sometimes they are joyous. Sometimes they are funny.
For years I had put on a happy face, and refused to listen to what I judged to be imperfect thoughts. I shoved them down and never spoke of them, never wrote of them – I denied their existence. Don’t worry, be happy, Hakuna Matata, nothing is wrong – ever.
I don’t need to be completely positive every second of every day to have a healthy outlook. I have a dog to do that. I won’t be needy, sad and mysterious all of the time. I have a cat for that. I won’t always be excited, chattering, running around crazily. I watch the squirrels for that. Enough, you get the point. Sometimes we are unsure. Being unsure does not mean I will hide under the covers until I am sure. It just means that I will go on being the best me I can be until the unsure part of life becomes more clear.
Thoughts are transient. No substance. Thin air. And yet they must be heard. It’s ok to throw them out, but just like in creative brainstorming, you accept every thought as valid until round 2 or 3 or 10.
And I may feel completely different about someone or something in a an hour, a day, a week. But the new feeling does not erase the previous one. Instead they work together, weaving an intricate, complicated mash of feelings. At least that is how it is for me. And possibly for a lot of women. We are wonderfully complicated beings.
For example – I love my job, and feel blessed to have something that works around my family’s needs, and I’m grateful to have a job at all when so many don’t. But I don’t love my job every second of every day. Sometimes I am ready to quit, fed up with BS and tedious, boring inefficiencies. I don’t ignore those thoughts, but I also don’t quit. When I weigh the stability of my paycheck with the unknown of starting something new right now, I opt to go after my dreams slowly and steadily so my family does not have to live without my income. Starving artist may be a romantic notion, but sounds like a crummy way to live.
Every feeling is worth feeling deeply. It is a part of being the beautiful humans that we are.
- To Fear Or Not To Fear (paramitapath.wordpress.com)
- Entrepreneur – Let Emotion Be Your Friend (companyfounder.com)
- Strength (myunknowndestination.wordpress.com)
- “I don’t trust emotions.” (davidamis.wordpress.com)