February 11, 2016 (2/3)
Why do I fear that if I feel something heavy or sad or dark that I will stay in that place? I have learned over and over again that it doesn’t happen that way and yet I found myself again this week feeling as if naming sadness or heaviness would permit those words to define me. Yet, in truth, naming them sets me free---fully seen and then released. And why do I feel as if I am failing if I cannot immediately shake off sadness or heaviness by focusing on what is good in a situation? The truth is that I am a holistic being and host a spectrum of emotions in any given moment, none of which define who I am.