“But you can’t get to any of these truths by sitting in a field smiling beatifically, avoiding your anger and damage and grief. Your anger and damage and grief are the way to the truth. We don’t have much truth to express unless we have gone into those rooms and closets and woods and abysses that we were told not go in to. When we have gone in and looked around for a long while, just breathing and finally taking it in – then we will be able to speak in our own voice and to stay in the present moment. And that moment is home.” ~ Anne Lamott
I feel things deeply – so much so, I wish I felt nothing at all at times. It’s how I’m built. But I have learned that stuffing emotion or denying it is a breeding ground for an explosion, a slow one at that. It will rip & tear away at you till there is nothing left if you aren’t careful. Or it just makes you do some crazy stuff. And we don’t need any more crazy y’all, c’mon! I know I don’t anyway.
It’s ok to FEEL, so feel.
Give yourself permission.
Get it out, deal with it, see it for its truth & move on.
Then the reward ~ Joy & Peace are on the way..
(And please don’t be afraid of sound counsel – it is so valuable. A good counselor is a powerful thing. I am not ashamed to say that I spent 3 years almost weekly in therapy & I would not be where I am today without it.)
Much love & more freedom y’all – let it ring!
That is because in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit that brings life made you free. It made you free from the law that brings sin and death. Romans 8:2-4
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