Sunday, 3 January 2016
Engulfed by sadness
Sometimes, suddenly, without reason, we find ourselves engulfed by sadness.
We continue with our daily tasks, pretending to be okay, but the intensity of our feelings remain with us throughout the day. They are fragments of unfinished experiences. They return to remind us that we have suffered and that we have difficulty in letting go. Many will say, "Let go and there will be healing!" Yet, we hold on! We hold on because they are our experiences. We are even more possessive over those specific experiences that have caused us so much pain.
Who can understand what we have been through? God knows!
Does this mean that we have no faith because we are sad? No. It only means that we are human.
While we hide our hurt and choke in secrecy on all the pain, we are indeed moving forward. (Where else can we go other than forward?) But we don't move forward in isolation. There are a myriad of angels and people who continually do things, often small and seemingly insignificant things, that carry us through the darker days. And so, there is always hope. There is always light. There is always some form of motivation to carry on ...
Remember: A wave of sadness is not the same as being depressed.