I write often about ideas and strategies that increase a sense of well-being. They originate from a place within my soul that knows peace even if I am not always present in that space. And typically the ideas and strategies I talk about offer a backdrop of inspiration and uplifting energy. The reality is that some times our well-being can be supported and it doesn’t feel like rainbows and lily pads (it’s been a long week…this is the best metaphor I have this morning). My point is that when challenges happen, and the experience of life becomes overwhelming, confusing, and breaks your heart a little…..it is okay not to be okay.
I am getting comfortable in the place of simply not feeling okay and figuring out how to cope through the emotion of it all. This is the reality of watching someone you care about suffer and the realization that their life is coming to an end. It breaks your heart, it causes you great pause, it makes you angry and confused, it taxes your body, and most of all it creates this place of wonder as you witness the end of their physical life’s journey. I am writing today to remind myself that some moments in life are not meant to be understood and are incredibly difficult to be embraced. But I do believe that even in these moments, the moments of total and complete raw emotion, the moments of fear, uncertainty, and hopes of peace…they are meant to be cherished. For these moments are still living moments. They represent the complexity and amazement of this thing we call life. This is the time when we have to trust that we remain whole even when everything in our life seems to fall apart. Our strength, knowledge, and love within us will help us piece all of the other things back together.
Whether you are watching a loved one come to an end of their journey in this world or going through your own personal experience of great change…it is okay not to be okay.