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Down at the sorting office

Posted by Simon Parke, 13 November 2017, 4.00pm

Here are two parcels you will need to collect from the sorting office.

You’ll need to collect a hot package of anger and sit kindly with it for a while.

Let any self-righteous rage or wild fury that arises give way in time to simple anger, specific to your memory and experience.

You have not always been well-served by others; particularly when you were small and vulnerable.

You are allowed to feel.

You’ll need to claim what you feel, before you can give it away.

And you’ll also collect the damp package of sadness and sit with it for a while.

Let any melodramatic sense of tragedy or vague despondency that arises give way in time to simple sadness, specific to your memory and experience.

Things have not been as you hoped they might be in your brief stay on earth.

You’re allowed to feel.

You best claim what you feel… and then you can give it away.

And this is the thing.

Once collected, acknowledged and listened to, anger and sadness can become something else, something vital like energy, clarity, empathy, creativity and self-kindness.

Until collected, a part of us is rotting in the sorting house.

 
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