Strength Beneath the Rubble
You know, when it felt like my world was crumbling around me, I had to muster the courage within me to start sifting through the emotional wreckage, looking for the hidden joy beneath all the rubble.
One of the things I had to do was allow myself to feel everything, to let my emotions pour out unfiltered. Honestly, this was one of the most challenging things I ever did. Some days, I’d find myself crying until everything felt numb, letting the hot tears release a bit of my pain. Other times, a memory would gently bubble up, lifting the corners of my mouth into a tender smile, reminding me of happiness in its purest form.
There were days when rage would erupt from nowhere, a fierce and fiery beast gnawing at my insides. And then, there were times when I felt a strange calm would wash over me, like a serene lake on a still morning. Emotions I didn’t even know I was capable of feeling rose to the surface – a tumultuous blend of sadness, anger, nostalgia, and even a flicker of hope.
On some lonely nights, I’d be overcome with longing for what once was, my heart aching under the unbearable weight. How can you miss someone so deeply, so intensely, that it feels as if a silent scream is building up inside you, threatening to shatter your existence into a million pieces?!… And then, as if out of nowhere, gratitude would sneak up on me during quiet moments, reminding me of the love and warmth I had experienced.
It felt like I was caught in a whirlwind of emotions, my heartstrings being tugged in every direction. But I realized that embracing these feelings, rather than pushing them away, was a crucial part of my healing process. Each tear, each laugh, each sigh was a step forward on my way to rediscovery.
So I allowed myself to feel without judgment, to express my emotions in their rawest form. And through this process, I began to see the glimmers of happiness that had been quietly waiting for me all along.
In this freedom to feel,
to openly face
raw, unrefined, uncharted core,
hidden deep within,
in the most vulnerable place,
of the unguarded space,
I found my healing,
my unguarded grace
(2021 © Julia Delaney)
Be Alive 🌱
Love ❤️, Julia
Feel More Connected and Less Alone 💞
FROM MY HEART TO YOURS 💞
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