One day last week I woke up in full-on misery. Questioning everything. Doubting everything. Everyone. Particularly me. Questioning my pea for a brain and wondering how I could have made so many mistakes in my life! I could do nothing right that day. I tried moving furniture which has been my panacea for the last sixty years when I’m feeling down, and even that wouldn’t go right. Nothing looked good. Nothing felt good. Oh, woe was me.
And then this wise person said to me: “You know, sometimes when we’re so full of anger but we stuff that anger in, and don’t deal with the thing, the actions, the person, that caused it — we turn all that negative energy inwards and beat ourselves up. We punish our self. We blame our self. We become our very own black cloud. But as soon as we recognize the anger and DEAL WITH IT, the black cloud dissipates; the sun comes out and the depression lifts.”
So, for all you non-confrontational folks out there, just like me, try it. It works. Amazing stuff. And when you’re free to smile again, take a walk. Breathe!