To express when we are saddened helps us to heal. That is why when I suggest writing in your journal about these quotes or allowing them to inspire you to dig a bit deeper into how you are feeling, it is because I want you to let the tears flow in a safe place. It helps sometimes to process this as well with someone whom you can trust verbally in order to release the grief.
Over my lifetime, I have had many sad times, as I am sure we all have had. I have always turned to writing in order to release, to allow and to heal what I am feeling deeply inside. I have many notebooks which coincide with these times in my life. I wrote letters to those who hurt me (never to send), but to be able to ‘say’ to them how I felt and why. I wrote poetry and doodled. I allowed myself to free write my thoughts and feelings in order to look back later on and see where I had been and how I’ve emerged to a healed version of myself. A more authentic me who embraces all of myself and who continually forges forth to inspire, to heal and to help myself and others. While writing a letter to someone that you will never send may seem silly to you, it is a way in which we can release the thoughts, the feelings and the hurt without causing hurt to anyone else. When we hold back the tears, the grief, the sadness, we compartmentalize it and if left alone, it can fester into something that is not good for us. Disease is dis-ease in the body according to Louise Hay, so especially during these trying times, I am working hard to not bring any negativity to my life and to keep peace within at the forefront.
I have met many people who do not like to cry because they feel it is showing weakness. I do not feel that way. I feel it is a release when we cry and a good way to clear out the tear ducts. Allowing tears to flow (and words to flow by journaling) we express how we truly feel which helps to clear away what can potentially hold us back from living our best life. We can learn so much from allowing ourselves to write about our lives, our situations and our feelings.
I hope that September Journaling is going well for you!