“Do you suffer sometimes, want to be happy, but don’t always know how to make that happen?
Congratulations! You’ve just discovered you have something in common with every other person across the world and across history.” *
And with this realization we know we are not alone. We are all human beings, experiencing what we experience.
It’s when we believe that we shouldn’t be feeling like this, or that there is something wrong with us, that we create more suffering for ourselves.
When we are feeling down or down right miserable we tend to think that we are the only one feeling this way. We become very self absorbed. We project our misery on to the world around us and think that everyone else seems to be so happy, and have their act together. We ask ourselves “Why are we the only one feeling alone and miserable”.
Don’t believe this inner critic. Your thoughts are not the truth.
It’s human nature to go through highs and lows in our lives.
Knowing that you are not alone, and that everything changes, can help you move through this… and find compassion for yourself and others along the way.
Give yourself a hug or go hug someone right now.
Feel the love.
*Abblett, Mitch. The Self-Compassion Deck: 50 Mindfulness-Based Practices (Kindle Locations 1151-1175). PESI Publishing. Kindle Edition.