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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Embrace Sorrow and Sadness as Natural and Enriching Part of Life


Tracy A Gibbons

'When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.'
Khalil Gibran

What Thoughts are 'Bathing You in Tears' Inside? 

๐Ÿ’”What's up in the deep dark reaches of your life? 
๐Ÿ’”What blows has life dealt you lately causing you sorrow and sadness in your heart? 
๐Ÿ’”What named or unnamed distress is making you feel weary, disquieted or anxious? 
๐Ÿ’”What have you lost or fear you are about to lose? 

Life Baths Us in Full Gamut of Emotions

Life is a richly emotional experience bathing us in in the full gamut of feelings--washing us with sadness and sorrow as well as happiness and joy. It is indeed being awash in our deep emotional experience that makes life interesting and worth living. 

While none of us willingly steps into experiences that distress us, much can be gained by reaching through them to discover the source of our distress is 'weeping for our delight'. 

Instead of fearing your moments of sorrow and sadness, embrace them as natural and ultimately enriching parts of life. As painful as they are when we sit in them, they point us towards what we truly value in life and help us live better lives.

You can't experience love without experiencing grief and sorrow, and you can't experience great joy without experiencing great sadness.

Sorrow:  'Bathed in Tears'

Let Your Tears Come. Let them Water Your Soul

Feel Your Sorrow and Get on with Living

๐Ÿ’“'If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point.'
Dirk Benedict 
๐Ÿ’“'Patience is sorrow's salve.'
Charles Churchill

Choose to Love, Not Avoid Sorrow

๐Ÿ’“'The source of one's joy is also often the source of one's sorrow.'
Jessamyn West
๐Ÿ’“'The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.'
Russell M. Nelson

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For more than 35 years, Susan Meyerott has been helping people lighten up and step over invisible barriers to change one step at a time. She speaks to your heart, puts you at ease, and makes letting go and moving forward with life easier than ever before.

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Jean | said...

It might be true, but that doesn't mean I have to like it! :-)

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

You are so right, Jean!