Just Be

The struggle is to make room for all the feelings and not run. That door is locked, open it, let it air. Because closing off one room causes stagnation. Free the feeling by feeling it and acknowledging it is there which allows for quicker dissipation.

Running from a feeling freezes and locks it. There it stays until the door is opened. The tendency is to escape from feelings of sadness or loneliness on this bright sunshiny day. Yet those feelings accompany me daily as part of my whole repertoire.

Note those and move on, because other feelings also exist. When burying one, you bury them all; the bright greens of summer while walking the meadow as the soft breeze whispers through my hair, the heron startled by my presence lifting off with such grace to fish farther down the creek, the intense quiet of a summer day interspersed with a distant train plaintively blowing the warning horn and song birds happily chirping.

Move through the day allowing whatever is there. Don’t be afraid, don’t censor, just breathe and just be.

11 thoughts on “Just Be

  1. So beautifully and eloquently said. Thank you so much sharing your mind, thoughts and feelings. They are so much like my own. I feel like you gently hold each word and pull it like a ribbon out of my hair. So freeing. So light and soft with the giving power of freedom and redemption. You are walking my path and setting each stone down in front of me to cross.

    Simply beautifully. Thank you for being part of my healing journey.

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      1. Thank you! I too am humbled by your writing. I can’t believe the chord it strikes in me. Letting me experience my own thoughts and feelings through your words. Just beautiful! Thank you again!

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  2. Thanks for writing this. I am still looking forward to the day when I can feel repressed emotions from so long ago. Fortunately, as I worked on my memoir, good memories surfaced. I realized that my childhood wasn’t completely devoid of happy moments.

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