“Sadness, Please Move.”

not a failure

A short limerick about sadness.

I think that we can throw our sadness into an internal cage, but it has a voice and that voice is part of our overall makeup. To deny our sadness is to deny a piece of what makes us human.

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A Hero’s Sonnet

excalibur

Once my inner self did flee,
My interior castle’s gates were shut.
Then you found me,
Encouraging a coward from their miserable rut. Continue reading

Virginia Satir: Emotional Jail

prison door

Step away from unhealthy social rules that become prisons

“Rules for being a Good Person: I must always be right, clean, bright, sane, good, obedient, healthy. No matter what the cost or situation, for everyone counts more than me, and who am I to ask for anything for myself?” — Virginia Satir, Your Many Faces: The First Step to Being Loved, p. 10

“Most of us live in an emotional jail because we want to be good. We surround ourselves with a whole network of “shoulds” that are often in conflict with our wishes and our abilities. . . . This almost always results in a sense of failure, needless frustration, and disappointment.” — Virginia Satir, Your Many Faces: The First Step to Being Loved, p. 24

(Satir is referred to as the mother of family therapy)