Screw temporary happiness. I choose to be empowered by every emotion, each experience, and all that makes me, me. All the damn time.
For most of my life, I’ve been trying to “feel better” and it’s turned out to be an exhausting, disappointing, and unrealistic search for “happiness”.
Pema Chödrön said, “You are the sky. Everything else — it’s just the weather.” And just like the sun, happiness comes and goes. Like the weather. It’s temporary. It’s unpredictable. You can’t force, control, or depend on it.
So last week, I was like (respectfully, sweetly & sassily, of course): “F*ck happiness.”
I don’t even really want it. It’s not what I’m truly hungry for. What I do want is a state of being that is sustainable. And you know what word rose from my declaration of “eff happiness”?
I want to be empowered by ALL the changes, seasons, and cycles of ME, in other words, by the weather of ALL my emotions.
Emotions that I have enough space for within (and deserve a seat at my inner table).
Emotions that aren’t defective, wrong, weak, or “not enough”.
Emotions that are all too often repressed, and therefore hide the brilliance of all that I am, because of an old belief system that a human being should only be/express/have a couple of “acceptable” emotions…
Versus the infinite, legitimate, uniquely beautiful, and authentic reasons and wisdom as to why I feel all that I feel.
Because it’s okay to not fit in, and it’s okay to sometimes feel like you come from another planet. Because it’s okay to feel.
And it’s OKAY TO BE EMPOWERED BY ALL OF YOUR EMOTIONS ALL THE TIME.
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