Feeling Down?

Sometimes it’s okay to not be okay.

Feeling out of sorts? There is nothing wrong with that and there is nothing fundamentally wrong with you because you feel out of sorts sometimes. Having times where you feel down, sad, fearful, anxious, etc… is completely normal and okay. It doesn’t change who you are or what you can accomplish; and it doesn’t say anything about how much you’ve evolved. It also does not mean you’re not ‘good enough.’

We live in a world that’s obsessed with materialism, status and the pursuit of happiness. Often, when you’re feeling less than stellar, it’s not easy to speak up or be honest about how you’re feeling. Most people don’t know what to do with the honest. They immediately try to pull you towards ‘getting over it’ or start working to cheer you up.

But, the truth is sometimes you’re not internally ready to get over it. As a matter of fact, when you’re feeling this way what you need it to allow yourself to feel it. What you need is to be okay not being okay so you can process and heal internally.

If you don’t allow yourself the time and space to feel and process what’s going on internally, you’re bypassing it. Bypassed feelings don’t have an opportunity to heal and if the feelings don’t heal they get buried. Buried feelings become internal blockages that stunt your growth and evolution.

Give yourself permission to not be okay sometimes. Don’t apologize for it, don’t ignore it and don’t try to bypass how you’re feeling. Allow yourself time and space to process and feel. Shower yourself with compassion, acceptance and love.

The objective is to fully feel to heal. When you allow yourself to heal internally the blockages naturally come to the surface and get released.

Sometimes it’s okay to not be okay and if you feel out of sorts for an extended period of time it’s also okay to get help.


Candra Adia writes daily musings on the perfect imperfections of life here in Soul Connected. Receive one every morning to read as you start your day by clicking here to subscribe.

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