I Know That My Happiness is Coming (Word Art Remixed)

This piece was prompted by someone else’s story. I was there as she talked about the sadness and difficulties in her life for a few minutes. I felt for her and for myself, realizing that most people have points in their lives where things seem like a real struggle. After she related her story, she ended by saying with a certain sparkle, “I know that my happiness will come”.

I know that my happiness will come.

…Happiness IS coming! As I’ve been thinking about the state of my own life, lately feeling like I’m on the verge of something– I don’t know what– but something really good. I hold to that through my phases of deep sadness (which I have battled with since about age 14. I don’t know exactly why.)

The other day, I was visiting my art show and checking in with the venue; Friends, Philosophy, and Tea; and I stumbled upon another quote that built off of my experience and I found that to be serendipitous!

“…your entire life has prepared you to find true happiness.”–Matt Kahn

This is a picture of Matt Kahn quote (found in Friends, Philosophy, and Tea in Bellevue, Washington)(I photoshopped it a bit.)

“Sadness is not a happiness deficiency. It is how the heart adjusts to loss, and releases imagined patterns of attachment. Every time sadness arises, the body has an emotional garage sale. It releases what is no longer needed for the journey ahead, and clears the space to welcome in what your entire life has prepared you to find– true happiness.”

So, maybe Sadness actually helps us because it is a sort-of emotional/ spiritual cleansing that we need to experience in order to be ready for “true happiness”?

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About Rachel Heu

"Creativity is an act of defiance. You're challenging the status quo. You're questioning accepted truths and principles. You're asking three universal questions that mock conventional wisdom: Why do I have to obey the rules? Why can't I be different? Why can't I do it my way?" --Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life (pg. 133)
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4 Responses to I Know That My Happiness is Coming (Word Art Remixed)

  1. Helen R. Gean says:

    Are you okay? Haven’t heard from you in awhile. I am still interested in buying some of your
    paintings or having them in different types of greeting cards. Happy New Year! Helen

  2. Helen R. Gean says:

    Hope you had a Happy New Year!

  3. Pingback: Be Ready; Be A Powerhouse ((Word Art Remixed)) « Rachel's Workshop

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