What if we let the good and the bad, the order and the chaos, exist side by side?
Lately I’ve been feeling a lot of different things all at once. Hopeful. Uncertain. Purposeful. Aimless. This tug of war of emotions has been exhausting and at times made me question my sanity. Even in those moments when I’m feeling good about something, a “but” is never too far behind…
* I’m finally doing work I believe in, but I don’t know if anyone will care.
* I’m feeling healthy again, but I really should work out more.
* I’m feeling more connected than ever, but I should make an effort to meet new people.
What if we let the good and the bad, the order and the chaos, exist side by side? I came across an insightful post about how using the word “and” can help.
* I’ve never felt this hopeful and uncertain about the future.
* I have faith and insecurities about my new project.
* I am alone and loved.
Maybe instead of trying to fix the bad feelings or cling to the good ones, I can just let them be. If I make enough room for them to rise up and fall, I will begin to realize that I am not these flickering, late-night emotions or the anxious thoughts after a long day. I am so much more than that. Maybe learning to let them all coexist is the first step in embracing my whole, sometimes crazy, imperfect self.