How can you be sad, when your children and your puppy, are running around the lawn. It’s so precious and cute. I love to see my boys laughing, running around, having fun. Hearing my 13 year olds voice break and sound all high as he laughs. Hearing my 7 year giggling, in that cute way younger children giggle.
Even in times when it’s painful…. there are amazingly wonderful things I cannot fail to smile about.
I am someone who can hold different emotions, at the same time. So I can be happy with what’s happening right now, and feel the joy in it. Whilst also having that underlying pain and grieving. I’ve had a lifetime of practise at being sad and in pain deep down, whilst trying to focus on the present and seeing the good in the here and now.
This doesn’t mean I believe in avoiding dealing with the pain, grieving. But, I now have times I allow myself that, and times when I focus on the here and now.
I know this is why mindfulness, is needed. And when I’m with my children, is a time when I try the hardest. And it works.
This is why I advocate for learning coping/management strategies, that help manage the emotions, pain and memories.
They take a lot of effort, but they work.
See my website for more info on mindfulness @ http://www.healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.com/
~ Lilly Hope Lucario
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