The Healing Power of Sadness


Sadness is my power.

I heal people’s wounds with it. I heal my own wounds with it. I teach people how to wield it but more sadly—people dismiss it for pessimism or nihilism, and I can’t really blame them for telling me that I should be more positive and that I should choose to be happy and that I should avoid thoughts that make me sad and think of positive thoughts instead.

The thing is—sadness cannot be buried alive with positive thoughts. Positive thoughts will only serve as fertilizer to the sadness that is planted deep beneath a person’s heart. And when sadness is neglected for a long period of time—it could grow into anger and irritation. And that’s the reason why some people experience burnout in life because we live in a society that romanticizes over exhaustion and over positive thinking that we forget that expressing our sadness to the people we love in life is the key to our total well-being which is much better than temporary happiness that is caused by sadness suppressing self-affirmations that are a common practice these days.

So rather than using over exhaustion to improve ourselves why don’t we give self-care and self-love a chance by being more truthful in what we truly feel. And then find the energy that we need in whatever we do in life from the comfort and sympathy of the people we love in times of sadness and happiness. And then we can reciprocate by spending quality time with the people we love whether they’re happy or sad. Because the human emotion is like a piano composed of white and black keys. And the black keys creates beautiful music too when combined with the white keys.

In conclusion, the key to successful well-being is being emotionally literate. And it all starts by accepting the emotions that we’re truly feeling. After all the truth will always set us free.


14 thoughts on “The Healing Power of Sadness

  1. Bravo! This makes so much sense. We should embrace and recognize all our emotions. They all make up a part of who we are and emotions change. Suppressing what we truly feel is a recipe for disaster. So, is wallowing in the same emotion for too long. Brilliant, insightful post. 🙂

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  2. Soooooo true! I used to get the Sadness a lot. It dissipated over time and life choices and now recently has come back a little bit, like an old friend. And I sincerely mean that: it’s a friend. If there is a lighter emotion in me to choose in a given situation, I usually do, but sadness has its own poignant beauty–its tenderness and, weirdly, peace. Yesterday I sat outside and cried, and it felt good. It made me feel better. Some people don’t understand when I explain this to them. I’d rather feel sad than numb.

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