— Dead Poets Society (1989)
"Make your lives extraordinary."
Friendly reminder that being a peaceful person does NOT mean you have to always be happy:
As a person who is accustomed to trying to block my emotions in order to “stay happy,” I feel like I’d post about this as a reminder for myself, and whoever’s reading this that may need it, too. I always need to remind myself that being peaceful does not mean you can’t be sad, or angry, or anxious, etc. sometimes.
To be peaceful is to be aware of these emotions, and flow with them while simultaneously ceasing to let them dictate your thoughts. For example, it’s okay to recognize that you’re sad. It’s okay to let yourself feel it for a little while. If you bottle it up, you’ll just feel worse.
The key to keeping your inner peace is to learn when to let it go. Let yourself be sad; cry, stay in your room away from everyone, lay down, anything to let the feeling out. But make sure you heal yourself somehow afterwards. I always like to make tea for myself, and put on a favorite movie. Or sometimes I’ll read a book if I’m in the mood, or take a walk if possible. If you really need a pick-me-up, a few sweets never fail to do the job. ;)
But seriously, I just want everyone to remember that it’s not only natural for us to express our emotions, it’s healthy. Just do something to calm your mind after you’ve done that. Everything in life needs balance, and it’s important you balance those extreme emotions so you can keep that inner peace and stable mind you love so much! And I know I used sadness as an example in this post, but this applies to any negative emotion that you fear may hinder your peace/happiness.
Be sad, be mad, be jealous, be anxious, be anything. Just remember that feelings are temporary, and you’ll be okay. ♥
white people: mike brown robbed that store!
Lawyer: no he didn’t
Store owners: nope
Eye witnesses: nah
white people: MIKE BROWN ROBBED THAT STORE
people who are paying attention: hey hey did you know that robbing a store is not actually grounds for an extrajudicial execution anyway
Books are sexy.