ENJOY THE DARKNESS
Enjoy the dark just as you enjoy the light.
Most of us don't resist the 'positive' experiences in life because they feel good. But when we are faced with challenges and 'negative' emotions we often want to run away from our experience. We want to change it. We want to make it go away. And the more we resist, the more it persists.
When we allow ourselves to relax into the emotion we are experiencing and really feel it, it is also possible to enjoy challenges and discomforts in life too, knowing that they are just as valid. After all, if we felt comfortable and happy all the time we wouldn't have as much opportunity for growth.
So let yourself feel sad.
Let yourself feel lonely.
Let yourself feel heartbroken.
Let yourself feel scared.
It's ok to feel this way.
These emotions don't make you any less of a person.
Allow yourself to feel what you're feeling.
No more resistance.
No more pushing.
No more trying to escape.
No more trying to fix everything.
No more struggling.
Bring your attention here now.
And allow yourself to feel.
Feel the hurt.
Feel the pain.
Feel the discomfort.
Dive into it and surrender.
You aren't broken.
And this is a valid human experience.
When you resist what is you add unnecessary suffering to your experience but when you allow yourself to be fully present, the stress surrounding the experience dissolves and as you fully meet your emotions, you fully meet yourself on a deeper level.
In giving yourself permission to be as you are, and to feel what you feel, you validate your experience and you validate yourself. You accept yourself fully and this acceptance is a form of unconditional self-love, which can be very soothing and healing.
You may notice that as you sink deeper into the sadness, the grief, the loneliness, the despair, the anger, the fear, or whatever other emotion is present, a subtle underlying sweetness to the experience arises. This is the deep peace within which never leaves you regardless of outer circumstances. It can be accessed when resistance is removed. This is your true nature which goes beyond any feeling or emotion. This eternal stillness transcends both the light and the dark and allows us to embrace and enjoy life fully, whether the moment presents itself as bitter or sweet. ~ Louise
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