Being happy doesn’t mean forgetting everything that came before happiness. Being happy sometimes depends on accessing painful memories and feelings, even when they’re ancient history. Unexpected news and jarring events can trigger a flood of chaotic, unsettling emotions, and at times like these, you have to think like an artist and WELCOME THE STORM. If you take in this news instead of treating it like a tragedy or trying to control or change it, you’ll feel in your bones how much you’ve grown in the past year.
One of the challenges of actually being HAPPY, as in happy enough to recognize it as a feeling, to dance around your kitchen, to smile openly, to feel proud of how far you’ve come, is that you can still have bad days, you can still feel lost and lonely, you can still feel unsettled by how much you have left to learn. The big challenge is not to make meaning around those bad days. You haven’t lost any ground, even if your brain tells you otherwise.
Your train has not gone off its track — trust me. You’re learning what it means to welcome in the full force of your emotions, and that’s a gigantic, daunting feat. Of course it’s horribly difficult! Of course it’s unpredictable and scary. Being alive is unpredictable and scary, even when you’re older and there’s less uncertainty in your life. It’s okay to feel imperfect and weak sometimes. No one gets to bypass those feelings. But that doesn’t mean that we’re going backward. We are messy and brave and we are barreling forward, through the storm, into the gorgeous and frightening future. #life #zindagiisikanaamhai #khushiyaan #yaadein #pal #safar #eyes #speak #volumes #love #looked #good #on #her #behappy #bekind #beyou ❤️