Caged Thoughts

Caged Thoughts

Grief is healthy.
I must remind myself of this sometimes.
Ha! Maybe twice a day, some days.
Yet that is part of the process of healing.
I must remind myself that it is human to shed tears.

To grieve over the end of a relationship, the death of a friend, health issues, or for any reason in general is a normal human experience.
Why have we learned to shun such an emotion?
Because it is unpleasant…
Is suffering not unpleasant?
Is pain not unpleasant?

The result of shoving or dismissing grief is agony, and I often wonder why I would ever choose to stuff my grief into Pandora’s box.
If you ignore grief, you dehumanize the process.
The result is you are damning yourself to a lifetime of suffering.
I am not saying to carry around your past.
I am however, suggesting that you learn from it.

Let the past be a guide.
Let her speak to you.
Let grief be a ritual, one worth honoring.
So, you do not go through the cycle on repeat.
Give yourself the time and respect to grieve whatever you are going thorough.

-Soren Johnsen

Rose garden collection

Complements of the chapel hill community garden! I took my camera there yesterday, and snapped some amazing pictures! I hope y’all enjoy.

Mind, body, and soul

Mind, body, and soul

Mind

Reflection in the mirror.

Distorted and unclear.

Warped, twisted, derived of fear.

Body

Sweat, blood, and tears.

Pushing away the fears.

Rejuvenating the years… of uncertainty.

Soul

The act of love is selfish in its entirety.

Yet to love oneself is a necessity.

If you are to grow.

Dreams

Although we are worlds apart…

At night do we not gaze upon the same moon?

Come daybreak do we not feel the warmth of the same sun?

Growth

In order to grow, one must venture out on their own.

They must not fear being alone.

For it is in these times of trial that evolution takes place.

-Soren Johnsen

Pateron Page

Greetings y’all,
I am super excited to announce that I launched a Patreon Page for anyone who is interested in becoming a part of this team, becoming a Patron provider is a fantastic way to help out.

My Pateron is still in its beta stage, and I will be adding content as it progresses.

-Thanks again for everyone’s support.

https://www.patreon.com/SorenJJohnsen