Saturday, 12 October 2013
"We Carry On" - The Courage to Feel
This song is so beautiful and so greatly captures what I've learned about how we handle our pain and suffering in life.
Without our capacity to feel pain, we would lack the contrast to appreciate our happiness. Pain is real and needs to be acknowledged.
As the famous saying goes, "It's not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain."
We don't just pretend that our pain doesn't exist, yet we don't become paralyzed by it.We feel it and move forward with it. We embrace it. We free ourselves. Living in denial takes a lot of energy, it is exhausting. Because sooner or later, we will be faced with a buildup of our pain from all the time we spent avoiding it.
So let's courageously embrace our pain for it is beautiful. Yes, sometimes hard to feel. But when free ourselves to be who we are, we are allowing for the expansion of our joy as well.
"We've got holes, but we carry on." - Passenger
We can choose to move with our pain. We can get up in the morning and say to ourselves "I may not feel by best right now, but I continue to live my life the way I want because I am worthy of love and belonging."
Feeling pain is not a condition that makes us less worthy. Nor is it something to be ashamed of.
We stand tall, follow our dreams and express our truth with our pain as well as our joy.
We allow ourselves to be fully seen. For in this vulnerability, lies power. We have the capacity to create deeper and more genuine connections with others.
And we have the capacity to feel.
I say that its better that we feel all of who we are, rather than be numb to the world and not feel at all.