Day: #19 || Alphabet : S || Theme: Emotions || Word: Sadness
This is a first when am gonna post about the emotion which am feeling right now and that is SADNESS. Why? you may ask and the answer is am two days late in the #AtoZChallenge thanks to the wisdom tooth removal and the terrible pain which didn’t make me even open my laptop in the last two days and it is still existing.
Well let’s not make this post all sad and gloomy after all it’s a Sunday…and sundays are supposed to be happy and fun and cheerful 😀
How do we know what is happiness if at all we don’t know what being sad is? Just like two sides of our coin, our life has n times those two sides – the many shades of life is all because we feel the many sides of the emotions we live as human beings, which makes us feel alive. In Osho’s words –
Sadness gives depth.
Happiness gives height.
Sadness gives roots.
Happiness gives branches.
Happiness is like a tree going into the sky,
and sadness is like the roots
going down into the womb of the earth.
Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes,
the deeper it goes, simultaneously.
The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots.
In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.
How beautifully described isn’t it? To appreciate the things in life we need to know its value, sometimes we realize the value when we lose them be it people or things we like and so is sadness. When the dark clouds fade away the amount of happiness we feel seeing the clear clouds is absolutely awesome. Sorrow and happiness are just like the yin and yang only when as a person we feel both we are complete and balanced. What is the point of being happy all the time.. wouldn’t it be boring eventually?
Once you have tasted something bitter, only then you will know what a sweet thing tastes like. This doesn’t mean am saying that we need to be sad all am saying it is necessary because sadness is a more intense and strong feeling when compared to happiness.
It’s okay to cry sometimes – let your heart out and feel sadness . There is no point in holding on to those thoughts and feelings inside us and just try to be happy. This happiness is fake! When you feel sadness thoroughly only then you feel happiness in its truest sense. Crying doesn’t make you weak, it only makes you feel alive (and crying isn’t gender biased – it’s okay for men to cry at times)
You have to feel the pinnacle of happiness as well as the nadir of sadness.You need to experience the spectrum of emotions to live life.It’s not a welcome visitor, but it’s a necessary one.The Sadness Smiley – not really, Inside out has actually personified Sadness so beautifully that the emoji just wouldn’t do the justice 😛