Sadness can be cleansing.
We do so much to avoid being sad.
Aside from the fact that it’s impossible to never experience sadness, we need to realize that it won’t kill us. Sadness is nature’s way of removing the pain from our soul. Only after letting it run its course, can we once again experience true joy.
Do not seek out reasons to be sad; but do not avoid it either.
I will feel sadness should it arise. I will let it wash over me.
I will continue with my pursuits – despite feeling sad.
Note: this one in a series of “Striving for Imprefection” Affirmations aimed at helping get past the scourge of perfectionism that holds us back. You can find all affirmations here.