Hi friend. Is your heart heavy like mine? Sometimes things happen in the world that we can’t understand. People make choices that harm others, and we are left questioning why. It’s hard to move through the day while so many are hurting.
My heart is hurting… yours may be too.
It’s okay to feel worried, overwhelmed, helpless, angry.
In times like this, it helps me to slow down and reflect on what I’m feeling. I take a moment to go inside and really FEEL my feelings. It may sound strange but instead of trying to avoid those hard feelings, I try to feel them as much as I can. Feel the worry, fear, pain, anger. Then I breathe. I can feel multiple things at once—worry, gratitude, anger and love. The more I feel the hard feelings, the less hold they have on me. Feeling the hard feelings helps move them through to make space for energy and action.
There is a reason why we have strong feelings toward the hardships of others. It shows that we are capable of caring, of loving, of deep compassion. This is why our hearts hurt for strangers—people who would likely be friends if they lived next door.
Let’s lean into these feelings and then ask —“What am I capable of doing to help?” This is where great acts of kindness and healing are born. Pray, donate, love your friends and family. Each of us is fighting a hard battle. There is enough love and compassion.
You may not have the answers to every problem the world is facing. But you can find the answers to your heart. And you can follow its calling.
I’m grateful for you today. I’m sending you love and light. I pray you see beauty around you and find there’s grace for each moment.