Strength in Sadness

And I don’t even know how I’ll survive
I won’t make it to the shore without your light
No I don’t even know if I’m alive
Oh, oh, oh without you now
This is what it feels like

It sucks, doesn’t it? The break up. It hurts, doesn’t it? Like no one could ever get it. When you’re in pain, when you’re sad, what do you do? Do you go on with your life like nothing ever happened? Do you lie down in bed hoping everything and everyone will forget you exist so you could stay there forever? We all have our ways to deal with grief. What do you do?

Whatever you do, it’s okay. 

There’s a reason we feel pain. Don’t run from your emotions. Feel them. Deeply. Intensely. For as long as need be. Everything is in balance. The Universe will help pick you up when you’re ready. But don’t get up without letting go. Don’t get up without taking the time to meditate about what’s going on with you. No matter what you’re feeling or what you’re going through. There is always something to learn. Something you need to take with you. So do what you must. Cry. Scream. Loud. Drive for hours. Watch Soap TV, eat take out, do yoga, practice karate, walk the dog. But feel. Feel. Feel. Feel. To be human is to FEEL.


If you let yourself, you can find strength in sadness. You can even create something beautiful from it. I’m not telling you what to do, but here are 30 things you should stop doing to yourself right now.

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


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