Overcoming sadness

Overcoming Sadness – #TransformationTuesday

We all face sadness at one time or another. That’s normal and it’s usually temporary. It’s how we deal with it that is critical to our well being. When you feel sad, find something that you like to do and make yourself do it. Give yourself a positive attitude. Go outside. Appreciate nature. Call a friend, meet for lunch and talk. Play your favorite music and sing along, out loud, not just in your head. Take it one day at a time. Make time for fun. Understand that this, too, shall pass.

When you feel sad, it is just an unhealed part of you that needs to be healed. It is spiritually healthy to be sad for it forces us to look at our inner self and be aware of our emotional pain. Get rid of any resentment and harshness you might have and be thankful for all the good that is in your life. Accept what you cannot change and appreciate all the good family and friends that are there for you.

“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but ‘steal’ some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.” ~ Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959 ~

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” ~ Osho, Everyday Osho: 365 Daily Meditations for the Here and Now ~

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

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