It’s OK to Not Be OK


If you woke up today sad or angry or worried, that’s ok.

It’s all ok.

Whatever you feel, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day is ok.

You are ok.

Gorgeous reader out there: I’m telling you that it’s ok to not be ok.

It’s all ok.

You are angry. That’s ok.

Sometimes, I fight my anger. I’m angry and I want to be compassionate. I want to be loving. I feel sad and guilty because I’m angry.

UUUUGGGGGGGGhhhh. Can you relate to this ridiculousness?

Fighting your feelings is like punching yourself in the face. It’s like taking a knife and stabbing your hand. That’s what it’s like to try and reject how you feel. You get beat up. You bleed.

There is no need for that. Make peace with yourself. How? FEEL HOW YOU FEEL.

You feel like crap. Feel crappy. Allow it. Let it be ok. Notice how it doesn’t last forever. It comes and it will go.

eye-211610_960_720You don’t see pictures of people feeling crappy on Facebook, but we all do. I sometimes cry in my Subaru on the way home from teaching. I cry on my purple yoga mat in savasana. I scream into the phone. I stare at trees and listen to doves coo and do not want anyone around me because I’m trying to calm down.

Do you feel sorry for me? Ashamed for me? Or have you been there too?

Yeah, that’s what I thought. If you’re human, you’ve been there.

It’s ok to not be ok.

You are where you are and you feel what you feel.

No feeling is permanent.

You will get back to ok again. You will take a journey. There will be lessons learned.

Gorgeous, emotional, beautiful reader: We have emotions like the moon has phases. We have good days and bad days like the sun rises and sets. We experience all feelings like leaves change colors. We journey from sad to happy. Frustration to joy. Anger to love.

Hey boo, sometimes you’re ok and sometimes you’re not ok.

Wherever you are, you are beautiful. Whatever you feel, it won’t last forever. Whatever is going on, it’s totally ok.

If you feel stuck in not ok, it’s ok to get help. It’s ok to call a friend or a hotline. It’s ok to do what you need to do to feel better.

It’s all ok.

It’s ok to not be ok.

Loving you out there. Even if you’re not ok.





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