Whatever You’re Feeling is Okay

Whatever you’re feeling right now is okay.

If you’re grieving, give yourself time to grieve.

If you’re sad, give your sadness space to breathe.

If you’re in pain, give your pain the self-compassion it needs.

I know how tempting it is to compare your mindset and emotions to someone else’s (including my own).

But their journey is not your journey.  🛤

And wherever you are along your path is okay.

I want to stress that I wasn’t always this happy and positive; I had so many years where I was angry, sad, lost, and grieving.

It took me a long time to transition to who I am today as it is a journey.

Happiness, acceptance, self-compassion, peace: all of it it is one long, long journey.

That isn’t to say that I got to the place I am today though by luck – it is something I worked so incredibly hard for. 💭

But it is to say that forcing yourself to feel anything other than what you’re feeling, or what you think you should feel, or what other people in situations similar to your own are feeling, is never helpful.

So remember: your life is your own.

Your journey and the pace you’re travelling at is your own.

Focus on yourself and where you are now.

You can still find hope, support and inspiration in other people to help you along the way.

But ultimately this is a solo journey you are travelling on, and so everything starts from within. 

This might require going through your pain first (like I had to).

But that’s okay; the key is to remember not to stop there.

Don’t stay in the tunnel of your pain and think that this is the end of your road.

There is a light at the end of your tunnel; keep walking until you find it.

Don’t ever give up.

I promise it gets better.

And remember that wherever you are along your journey and whatever you’re feeling right now is okay. 🌙✨💛

(Originally posted on @mindfullyevie Instagram and Facebook)

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