"Happiness is not a precondition of our daily life, in fact it is not a rite of passage that one somehow acquires and the world ends when that is somewhat altered by life challenges. As a society we are taught to be resilient, keep our heads up and push through the difficult times. But very seldom are we taught that it is ok to be sad, to cry, to be vulnerable and stand in the authentic moment of what we're feeling. There is no shame in being vulnerable; the weakness lies in not having the confidence to say I'm not ok.
How do we embrace sadness?
Here are three ways:
1. Become one with the existence of your truth that your feelings of sadness means that you are human. 2. Find peace with gratitude and appreciation, and embrace the gift of insight and connectedness that is the very discovery of our inner feelings of honesty and awareness. 3. "Sadness is not the end of our existence but can be the death of our soul." Rashida Costa
Now that you are in a place of awareness and honesty, the key is to face it head on. Doing so in your own time, terms and within the comfort of mental space that is safe for you. With that being said, sadness is an emotion not a broken piece of object that necessitates repair. Thus it is not always an interminable experience, sometimes it is short-lived, and it is perfectly ok to give yourself permission to feel without the pressure of feeling that you need fixing.
It is important to remember that we are all humans with a wealth of emotions, it is not sunny every day, and like the world is faced with seasonal changes all year round, we are faced with the very thing that makes us human, our feelings and emotions. Embrace your feelings, don't reject them. Even sad feelings are worthy of appreciation and nurturing, not just the happy ones. If you are feeling like things are just outside of your control, talk to someone. There is strength in sharing and togetherness.