Nearly everyone with brain injury, depression, PTSD, chronic illness and other situations have experienced sadness regardless of how positive they are daily. This clear and concisely identifies a situation when approached by another’s rude comment with their lack-of-understanding or compassion for another human being. Sadness is a normal feeling, as many feelings are. Don’t stuff feelings, they are a part of life! Read on and enjoy this post.
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“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”
~ Carl Jung
Yesterday someone well known in American ‘New Age’ circles told me something that I found quite preposterous. In fact, I found it a little dangerous…
They said that if I was ‘truly enlightened’ and ‘living from my heart’ I would be 100% positive and happy all the time. From that place of 100% positivity I would heal, but if I still had even one ‘negative’ thought, felt one shred of sadness, or doubt, or depression, then I was destined to remain sick, miserable and ‘enmeshed in my pain body’.
Really? I’m sorry, that just doesn’t wash with me. With my thinking I am 100% responsible for my…
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