Settling with Our Sadness

Crouching with our sadness takes the courage to believe that we can bear the pain and we will come out the other side.

The last thing most of us want to hear or think about when we are dealing with profound feelings of sadness is that deep learning can be found in this place.

Amid our pain, we often feel picked on my life, or overwhelmed by the enormity of some loss, or simply too exhausted to try and examine the situation.

We may feel far too disappointed and angry to look for anything resembling a bright side to our suffering.

Still, somewhere in our hearts, we know that we will eventually emerge from the depths into the light of greater awareness.

Recollecting this truth, no matter how elusive it seems, can help.

The other thing we often would rather not hear when we are handling with intense sadness is that the only way out of it is through it.

Sitting with our sadness takes the courage to believe that we can bear the pain and the faith that we will come out the other side.

With courage, we can allow ourselves to cycle through the grieving process with full inner permission to experience it.

This is a powerful teaching that sadness has to offer us the ability to surrender and the acceptance of change go hand in hand.

Another teaching of sadness is compassion for others who are in pain, because it is only in feeling our own pain that we can really understand and allow for someone else’s.

Sadness is something we all go through, and we all learn from it and are heightened by its presence in our lives.

While our own experiences of sadness carry with them unique lessons, the significances of what we learn are universal.

The wisdom we gain from going through the process of feeling loss, heartbreak, or deep disappointment gives us access to the heart of humanity.


Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)

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