Instagram photo by z.g.mayneI wrote this as a journal entry on 15th November 2015, with the intention to edit and post online. I rediscovered it again today and still found relevance in it as the world is still shaky, and humans are, as always, feeling emotions we're not all that comfortable with. -
"...Taking my inward focus outward, I ask myself: On a grander scale, what if what is true for me is true for the human race? If we were all to transmute our misery into acts that bring about a sense of purpose and contentment, how would that shift our collective emotional reality? Most of us are aware of the #prayforparis
movements and heartfelt messages circling social media. It's no secret that tragedy prompts us to delve into our hearts and seek purpose and connection. So I leave you, dear reader, with this: if individually, we can take responsibility for acknowledging our misery, our sadness, our anger our "darker" emotions, and to see them for their entirety- which is, to see them for what they're capable of transmuting into- then we as a species will be the shift our hearts so desperately plead for, not only during large scale tragedy but also when we are alone in our lounge room meeting misery properly for the very first time. This is where we have the power for purpose and contentment." Read the full piece (it's only a short one) by following link in bio.
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