We should stop feeling bad.
We should stop feeling hurt over what’s over.
We should stop feeling regretful.
This is the advice we get when we are going through a negative emotion.
While this is what we know we should do, it is exactly what we are unable to do.
We want the negative emotion to go, but it persists.
The negative emotion persists, because we are resisting it.
What if, we just let it in?
What if we accepted that we are feeling this way?
What if we acknowledged the emotion instead of masking it as an elephant in the room that never existed?
When letting go doesn’t work, letting in does.