The popular buzz these days showing up in self-help books and the media is about being “Happy.” Getting Happy. Finding your Happy. Living Happy. I’ve read the books, I preach on the same topic in my business and personal life. There is a lot to be said about feeling, being and living a happy life. Finding your bliss. I get it.
There is also a lot to be said for being where you need to be in the moment. If we aren’t in tune and ignore our true feelings we are not being authentic to ourselves.
Friday I wrote about my day in my other blog (http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com/2015/04/fridays-free-refill-remembering/)
I was sad, reflective, in a place of missing my father not necessarily happy. Not entirely unhappy either, but instead of brushing my feelings aside, forcing myself to feel happy, I just felt. I allowed what I was feeling to be experienced in all parts of me.
Our sadness, frustration, anger and apathy have a place within in us. Without the other feelings we wouldn’t know what happy was all about.
Happy is good don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it is felt on a deeper level and not taken for granted when we allow to feel all the other stuff in between.
Whatever is up for you, allow it. Feel it. Be in it. When this feeling is no longer serving you and it has run over its expiration date, then create your happy place. Until then maybe where you are right now is where you are meant to be.
Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, her restorative retreats for women business, she is passionate about all people, not just mamas, receiving an authentic physical, mental, emotional, spiritual refill. She says, “One cannot pour from an empty cup,” and offers her clients the possibility and power of pouring for themselves, first. She is also co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training (www.seattlelifecoachtraining.com), where the school “trains to transform lives.” You can find her on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)