“All Sunshine makes a desert.” – Arabian Proverb

“Just be postitive. Tomorrow will be better. You just have to think positive.”

This is what I would tell myself when life was getting hard and my world felt like it was falling apart. Little did I know that by telling myself this I was denying myself to feel through it. I was pushing down the pain, guilt, sadness, anger, frustration and in a sense invalidating the pain I was feeling. And this was stealing my ability to feel the feelings I was wanting to experience. Love, joy, happiness, content, excitement, fulfillment.

I had gotten to the point where I was numb to everything.

My good friend and mentor then said to me, “You can’t be numb to the emotions you don’t want to feel without cutting off the flow to the emotions you do want to feel” basically saying that if I wanted to feel the joy, excitement and fulfillment I had to allow myself to feel the sadness, frustration and pain.

Living this way leads to a very numb world that you can’t feel your way through to the light at the end of the tunnel because you can’t feel the light to know which way to go.

The video below is from the brilliant mind of Andrew Kirby. I stumbled across his videos by sheer accident… or was it? Andrew explains the dark side of optimism incredibly eloquently and shares an amazing story of how his positive thinking put him in a potentially very dangerous situation.

What I appreciate about Andrew and his content is there’s no hype and he encourages action! To top it off, he is able to elegantly articulate all that I have been feeling when it comes to personal development but unable to put into words. I hope you enjoy this video and are able to take this info and use it, really use it and allow yourself to feel the emotions that are uncomfortable to open yourself up to all you desire to feel.

If you feel called to, I highly recommend following Andrew’s work. (No I do not get any reward from sharing his work. I just believe that much in what he is sharing. He doesn’t know me from a hole in the wall)

Hugs, Kristin 🙂

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