So the first thing is: never repress. The first thing is: whatsoever is the case is the case. Accept it and let it come – let it come in front of you. In fact just to say “do not repress” is not enough. If you allow me, I would like to say, “Befriend it.”
You are feeling sad? Befriend it, have compassion for it. Sadness also has a being. Allow it, embrace it, sit with it, hold hands with it. Be friendly. Be in love with it. Sadness is beautiful! Nothing is wrong with it. Who told you that something is wrong in being sad? In fact only sadness gives you depth. Laughter is shallow; happiness is skin-deep. Sadness goes to the very bones, to the marrow. Nothing goes as deep as sadness.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.
Staying positive doesn’t mean you don’t feel sad or angry sometimes, it just means you keep on going anyway.
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?