LoveGram: Permission to feel joy04-04-2022
I’m sending you big hugs and the word, “chrysalism” from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
This word means “the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.”
I’m sending you that feeling. That warmth. That safety.
I’m sending gratitude for any of us who may be healthy and safe.
(May I never take it for granted in my life.)
In today’s audio LoveGram, we talk (again) about what it is like to feel joy when others are suffering.
We talk about what it is like to hold it all.
We talk about being a human being living in a world that is so heart-achingly beautiful and at the same time, so heart-breakingly sad.
We talk about letting our joys fuel us to help others. (We fill up our own wells, so we have plenty to give to others.)
I hope you will lie down someplace comfortable or sit in a cozy chair with your tea while you listen.
Rituals and small comforts are so important. Give yourself that today, okay?
I love you and I send you big hugs.
Seek Celebration — even in dark corners,
P.S. In case you really need something uplifting to read — and not just to listen to — did you catch my story the other day about what kind of love and connection is possible in just six minutes? Here’s that link.
P.P.S. Of course, there is also the beautiful book I mentioned in the first line, “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” by John Koenig.