I feel deeply
I didn’t used to.
It took years of pain and suffering to grasp every emotion that I suppressed and in the end tried to work through and embrace.
While awareness of the pain of others in the world can be a valuable way to keep our own struggles in perspective, it is not a legitimate reason to disregard our own pain.
Fully experiencing our own hurt is the gateway to compassion toward other human beings.
Accepting our emotions and allowing ourselves to feel them connects us to all human beings.
Then, when we hear the stories of other people’s suffering, our hearts can resonate with understanding and compassion–for all of us.
Don’t let anyone tell you are weird or odd because you feel emotions deeply.
Don’t let anyone tell you that a particular emotion you have is stupid.
Use your emotions to connect you to other human beings.
Because everything you experience is enough to help someone else.
Everything you have been through put you where you are.
Because YOU ARE ENOUGH!