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One year on ....

I am struggling to get my head around the fact we have been here in this strange world for one year. On the one hand it feels like it was yesterday we went into our first lock down, and on the other a life time ago. I guess if I am honest I have not taken much time to contemplate the enormity of what we are living through, and am conscious of staying away from the emotion of it all except for those times when I have had no choice but to notice the feelings and emotion that have come into my awareness unchecked, this for me showing the strength of them. Isn’t that ok though, is that not just my whole beings reaction to a challenging and unknown time, isnt that just me experiencing something and reacting to it... feeling it, I can’t control my feelings , they just are... these are times we have never experienced before, this is all new , am I not a human being trying to find a way to survive, to function, are we all not in this place , are our children not here too with us, trying to make sense of what we are experiencing and feeling... so how is this now a mental health crisis... surely we are just human beings trying to find our way in our lives , as with all our experiences they are challenging, difficult, traumatic, joyful, frightening, they are what ever they are to us in this moment and isn’t that ok then to have a feeling to match that, surely that is our bodies natural response , how can we accept then and be in awe of this incredible phenomenon that is our whole self... be kind to it, treat it with compassion, listen to it, share what we cannot hold alone, release what we cannot hold onto any longer ... and provide that space for others too when they need it ... so could we not stop the labelling our feelings and just say it’s ok ... this is a human response to my experience...