“I said never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are.”
– Iain S. Thomas, Intentional Dissonance
I think it’s important to acknowledge your feelings. We always ask other people if they’re okay, tell them not to worry, tell them it’s okay to be happy or sad or angry. But what of ourselves? We don’t give ourselves the same freedom to feel.
“I will not be angry. I will not be sad. Why am I sad? I shouldn’t be sad.”
But why not? What’s wrong with feeling a certain way? Good feelings, bad feelings, strong feelings…. they’re all part of what makes a human.
In fact, it is being human that gives us the capacity to feel such things.