Surfing the waves…
I feel thankful, I feel happy, I feel stunned.
I feel tired, I feel confused, I feel scared and sometimes terrified.
I feel sick.
I feel a sense of peace and connectedness to the world around me.
I feel hope, I feel calm.
I feel numb.
I’m full of anxiety, fear, doubt, distrust, restlessness.
I am up, I am down, I am happy and I am sad.
I feel fear, I feel safe.
I feel content.
Emotions; We all have them, and they come and go like waves. Some of them are little sets of gentle ripples and some are as intense as a tsunami. Waves come, and waves go, each breaking on the shore of our mind and bodies, each is time-limited.
I have learned to sit with the emotion, to understand that even the most intense feelings will soon ebb. Even though it sometimes feels like they take up all the space, I know that if I remember to breathe and sit for a moment that it will pass.
When I feel the intense emotions begin to rise, there are times I try for control. I want to balance perfectly and ride them to the shore with ease. But the reality of life is that even the most eloquent and prophetic surfer wipes out. It’s okay. Another set of emotional waves will come soon enough. Sometimes gentle, sometimes stormy, sometimes so small they are barely noticeable. That’s normal, natural, human nature.
I feel grateful.
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Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph