What do you do when you feel sad?
Do you try to run or avoid or distract?
Or do you notice, watch, pay attention?
What if instead of thinking something is wrong
With feeling what you’re feeling,
You become curious,
What if you just let yourself feel what you feel?
And seek to learn what it really what means,
What it’s trying to tell you,
What it wants you to know,
The lessons it wants you to learn?
What if you just let yourself be present
With your emotions,
With what your heart,
What if you understood that the healing
Comes from feeling,
From understanding what’s happening
From simply letting yourself be
Presently with all of it,
What if you knew that you couldn’t run or avoid,
That you couldn’t distract,
Because the cause of the discomfort will just linger
Reside in places within you
Spaces inside of you
Until you’re willing to be with it
Until you’re willing to feel it
Until you’re willing to learn from it
Until you’re willing to become aware
Willing to understand?
What if you understood that there is power in simply being present
What if you understood
That there’s a deep place within you that is solid
That is deeper and more powerful than even the strong pull of your fluctuating emotions?
What if you sought to connect to this place
Light within you?
What if you knew that the point of everything
Was to come back to yourself
To who you really are
To the deepest place within you?
To the beautiful light within you?