Sensing sadness

Things don’t go the way you want them to. It happens. All the time.

You don’t get the job you want; you lose the job you had. The relationship ends. A loved one passes away. The bills pile up. The days pass by. Turning into weeks, then months, then years.

Sadness can sit in your chest like a dead weight. It doesn’t move. It claims ownership over your body. It becomes the dominant emotion.

So now what? You can sit with it, you can get advice about it. You can bury it. You can journal about it.

There are a lot of choices on how to deal with sadness. The truth is we want the outcome to be different.

The outcomes are out of my control. I can work on the sadness. Maybe that is the first step.

I can only speak for me. What works for me may not work for anyone else.
The way for me to deal with sadness is to go through it.
To work, To contribute, To ask for it to be healed. To pray for God to aid minister to it and me.

To try to learn from the emotion. It is telling me something. I just need to listen a bit longer.

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