I love this quote by Osho I read today:
"Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That's its balance."
Enjoy all the flavours of your emotions, they are all beautiful!
I thought I'd share what I have learned recently about Fear. Fear is not something that we tend to like or look forward to and I can assure you I've tried all sorts to escape it! I think I even thought that if I could become "spiritual enough" I would stop being afraid at all and be all trusting and ladidaa! But I've finally accepted that fear is always going to be there because I will always be growing and expanding and the absence of fear is actually bad news as it means stagnation and death! Being human means I am always going to experience fear so I thought i'd better become friends with it if I want to enjoy this life. So I wondered how? How does one embrace it and feel ok with it. And I realised that all I have to do is be with it, be present with it in my body. Forget what caused it as that is not the true cause (responses to life's events are all subjective, the event is neutral, is the thoughts and beliefs around it that we attach to it that create fear). Go into your body. Where do you feel it? What does it feel like. Be with it, melting into it, becoming very present. From embracing it, strength comes to you and courage. It is not who you truly are but through embracing it in your body and observing it without judgement or wishing it away it becomes interesting and often you will find it transforms by itself into something else, pure alchemy through your presence. Then you will find that you are connected to love again and make decisions from that place. So I love you fear and I love you darkness, you are my teacher and you propel me forward into more love and light!