Powerful Musings

by Paul Goodchild on July 23, 2015

I’m in an interesting place just now. It’s the beginning of something that I haven’t experienced for a while – Hope.

It’s a little tentative, but it grows every day. Not by much, but I’m feeling a return of something important that I’ve forgotten, or perhaps I let go of.

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As the title suggests, when it comes to your emotions, you can’t pick and choose.

It’s simple, but most of us are living like we’ve found the secret to happiness – ignoring all the negative feelings we have.

I’ve been taking a lot of time out in the last weeks to really dig in to where I am and how I got here.

A single article wont be enough to explain it all, but I have to start somewhere.

So I’m going to start with grief.

The simple fact is that I haven’t even begun to properly embrace the grief I’ve experienced from the recent passing of my dad and one of my childhood friends. The effects have been widespread but are most clearly seen in the joy I feel, or rather the lack of it.

It’s hard to put this into words that make sense, but hopefully by trying to do so, anyone else who feels similarly may be able to relate and perhaps in-part, start to release the strangle hold that they have on their own hearts.

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