Posts tagged pain
Is Being Wildly Happy Unsustainable?

As you know, I’m a proponent of choosing to be happy — wildly happy, even — and I am well aware that life is more fun when I make choices propelling me in the direction of happy.

But I’m not delusional. I have experience heartache, sorrow, disappointment, suffering…and know that being wildly happy doesn’t exclude me from experiencing all of the other emotions that fill up days and months and years, adding up to a lifetime.

All of my growth has come from the hard things.

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How To Comfort Someone Who Is Hurting

I’ve messed this one up more than once. It’s heart-wrenching to witness the pain of someone you care about while having no idea how to alleviate their suffering.

In a voice that sounds desperate, I’ve made the mistake of speaking aloud something that didn’t help -- or worse, hurt them even more. It’s a heart-wide open wilderness and if I’m too much in my head it goes all wrong.

I thought I would

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