There are days when I open my eyes and feel an ache in my gut that takes my breath before I can even express my gratitude for the day. This is the feeling of grief that comes from the experience of sadness. We each take turns with this experience, for one reason or another.
To be awakened with the recollection of longing, filled with questions, wondering what in this life is possible if you take the journey solo is simply heart-wrenching when you thought you found your mate, the person who would be present–front and center–for the life journey.
I read what I write, practice what I teach, and find myself held hostage by my heart and my thoughts. I am challenged to dive deep and to also simply let go and step one foot at a time onto the path of focusing on today and grabbing hold of my inner strength–placing my faith into God and my belief that all is part of His grand design for me.
I lay back for a moment, sigh, then push myself up and out into my activities that will move me into another physiological state so that my mind and my emotions have no choice but to follow and change this state I am in from glum to cheerful. I hate glum.
In glum, I do not welcome the next breath, but wonder instead why I ought to take it–glum is a zone of danger. The only advantage to glum is that it is a position where I am really calling out for help, for relief from pain and suffering. My Guardian Angels circle near and invite me to lift out of the dark and into the light of cheerfulness. When I’m in a state of cheerfulness, I see and feel the possibilities of the moment, of the day, of my life as everything opens up in positivity and allows for happiness.
Walk with me through your sadness, your doubts, your despair. When the darkness shadows your mood, reach for the light and know it is one step and one breath away–just inhale and allow it. This is the authentic beginning of building the strength that already resides within lovely and magnificent you.