The Gift of Sadness

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Strong feelings of sadness and misery can overwhelm us, especially in the winter months when the skies darken and the temperatures drop. But can these very feelings be seen as a wonderful opportunity, a gift even, to fall ever more deeply into our present experience? If we look into ‘sadness’ what do we find? A heavy, tight, agitated energy maybe. And does that energy have the word ‘sadness’ written into it? Or is it a thought or a mental image that, out of habit, grabs onto that energy to make it mean something about ‘me’? ‘My’ sadness, ‘my’ pain, ‘my’…

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