pain

Embracing the Tough Facets of Life

I recently found myself experiencing more “bad” days than “good ones,” a natural response given certain circumstances in my life. As a bonafide optimist, with a motto like “No bad days” lingering in my mind, I had to remind myself that those tough days are normal, expected even, especially given the seasons we might be swimming through.

We experience so much resistance to negative feelings - depression, anxiety, anger, grief, sadness, apathy - and do anything to avoid the undesirable states of being. But what if those states are not just needed but called for? We can’t expect life to feel good all the time and as humans we aren’t meant to feel joy and happiness all the time. Polarity is a part of life that helps us appreciate the good when it does bless us with its presence.