Great clip on the power, beauty, and joy of letting your sadness in, byLouis CK on Conan:
I started to get that sad feeling and reached for my phone, but I thought 'don't' — just be sad, let it hit you like a truck," he explains. "I pulled over and I just cried like a bitch, it was beautiful. Sadness is poetic."
We can sometimes be so afraid of feeling sad that we miss out on the full range of human emotions:
Because we don't want to feel that first bit of sad, we push it away with phones or with food, and you never feel completely sad or completely happy. You just feel kind of satisfied....
This is exactly the kind of thing I tell the brides I work with. In his own coarse way, Louis CK is describing what it means to be Emotionally Engaged.
"Don't stand in the way of sadness," he says.
To that, I'd add: because that's how you get to the joy.
Go to 1:55 for rant on the beauty of sadness.