So the first thing is: never repress. The first thing is: whatsoever is the case is the case. Accept it and let it come – let it come in front of you. In fact just to say “do not repress” is not enough. If you allow me, I would like to say, “Befriend it.”
You are feeling sad? Befriend it, have compassion for it. Sadness also has a being. Allow it, embrace it, sit with it, hold hands with it. Be friendly. Be in love with it. Sadness is beautiful! Nothing is wrong with it. Who told you that something is wrong in being sad? In fact only sadness gives you depth. Laughter is shallow; happiness is skin-deep. Sadness goes to the very bones, to the marrow. Nothing goes as deep as sadness.
Created by the art of intimacy.
Born in a setting of art.
Raised by the art of love.
Grew up in the art of wisdom.
Learned from the art of knowledge.
Lived in the womb of art.
Art was born in me.
It is present in everything I see and touch.
Art illuminates my daily life.
It brings colors to my dark days,
And light to my soul.
It is my duty to speak in the name of art,
And share its love all around me.
Be the art that you were meant to be.