A lamentation in the truest definition is a passionate expression of grief or sorrow, a time of deep sincere weeping. Many of us walk through this life doing everything we possibly can to avoid such admonition of grief. We believe that we have to walk through each day with our head held high and be able to recite only the good of each moment that has passed. Society has made it impossible to be okay with times of struggle labeling it as weakness and an inferiority.
I am here to say that this is very dangerous.
What is a life if we cannot acknowledge all the aspects that our feet walk within a day, good and bad?
What is a life if we simply ignore that which actually forms our journey and creates the human experience that is defined in said lamentations?
It simply is not a complete life, no argument.
There is something to be said to allow yourself a day to be sad, sit in the sadness and let it envelop you. The sadness is speaking to you in profound ways which you need to hear, telling you that there is something along your journey you have yet to face that needs you to pay attention in this very moment. The tears are wanting to fall, they want to flow from your being and release that which your own lamentation is asking you to be aware of today.
So, I ask you, when have you felt the most empty?
What is your lamentation in this moment today?
What name does it wear for you?
Don’t run from it, go deep within and explore it through journaling, art or simply being present to what it is speaking.
Ask it why its presence is so strong, ask it what it wants from you today.
Define the sorrow, breathe in the grief and let go within the weeping.
When you feel enough time has passed, thank it for the presence within you and move forward knowing you faced the darkness and came out on the other side.
If you want to take your findings one step further for the good that comes from it, share it with another person and allow those around you to grow and learn from your own human experience.
Be the teacher, be the listener, be the love in the sorrow.
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What is your Lamentation?