1. “Be an alchemist.”
Take the feelings and do something new with them. Don’t get into bed with them and feel sorry for yourself. Create with them. Do something good for someone else because of them. Talk with them. Address them and then laugh about them.
We are human and ups and downs are apart of our experience. But, what we do with our downs could change our entire life.
2. “Being sad feels good sometimes.”
Allow yourself to release. There is something therapeutic about a good cry or a good vent, but think of sadness as a vacation instead of a residence.
You did not come here to live here. You came here to let go and move forward. With sadness comes a sense of slowness and nonchalance that can be so comfortable, we get addicted to it. We feel safe under the covers, in our own homes. We promise that nothing out there is worth losing another thing in here. But the thicker we create our cocoon of sadness is the harder it becomes to break out and transform into something new.
3. “You are already the person you’re trying to be.”
I’ve heard that when you’re anxious, you’re living in the future. When you’re depressed, you’re living in the past. And, when you’re at peace, you’re living in the present.
It is not in our ability to change the past. It is not in our power to change the future. What will be, will be and what is done is done. We can only make the most out of each day and give our all to our present selves.
Look in the mirror and say, “This is it,” over and over. Say it with love, say it with humor, say it with sadness. Whatever you do, accept that this person you see already has the power to be both your highest and lowest version of you. So going back to our first gem, it’s up to you to be an alchemist.