Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mindful crying

Sometimes things can send me over the edge. I'm generally a dispassionate person, though the right movie sends me into tears. In real life, I rarely cry due to pain or suffering, but it happens occasionally, as it did recently when I encountered a day packed with constant tantrums and language that really hurt.

After a good cry, I managed to stop and just feel how I felt. So this is sadness and this is anger. This is self pity. That dull ache in my heart, leaky eyes, a semblance of headache, jaw clenched, body drained.

I gave my daughter some loving kindness. Then I remembered myself - this is so hard. It's ok, you're human. I hope you will be safe and happy.

A good night's sleep and the world rises anew.

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