“Some things cannot be fixed; they can only be carried. Grief like yours, love like yours, can only be carried.” – Megan Devine
A dear friend sent me a Megan Devine podcast. “I wanted to remind you,” she said. “And I wanted to remind myself.” We have lived. We have explored. We have loved. We have lost. That journey looks different for each of us. We live in a world hyper-focused on positivity and productivity, but there are other things that have created the contours of your life. Do not shave them off because they do not meet “Good Vibes Only” posts on Instagram, or can be checked off a To Do list. Your wide range of experiences and feelings and needs make you deeply, irrevocably human. As a part of wholeness, remember that we carry our love, we carry deep wells of joy, and we carry our grief. Each of those make us who we are, yet not defined by them. Perhaps we are carved out from them. We are whole, with our broken or frayed or jagged pieces. They make us delightfully human and wired for empathy and connection. Our memories matter. The road we’ve walked matters.
Here for it, in deep honoring.
These Soulful Sunday blogs go out weekly on Sundays to be used as a place to step back from the hustle and bustle and explore what your soul might be saying to you. Some folks use these as journal prompts and let loose amidst pages. Some folks bring them to the kitchen table and jam over coffee. Do you, boo.
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