We get hit with blows. Right to the face.
When I’m going through what feels like a shit storm, I let myself feel it all. I become super-aware of my emotion. I let it sink into me, and I sit with it.
And then, I get up. I turn the water on and wash my hands.
I sit on the couch like it’s Tuesday.
I laugh when it’s funny.
I focus when I need to.
Because at a moment, a brief random stupid moment, that damn storm blows right back into my face.
And it’s hard.
For a couple seconds.
For a few minutes.
Hell, for an entire hour.
I sit in that storm and let the water run down my hair and into my eyes.
I find peace when I hold my breath, and then slowly let it out. It’s then that I remember it was something great. So, I smile.