Having a wide array of emotions is a part of who we are. Life would be very flat if we only felt and expressed our happiness. Life is a full experience – sometimes it is joyful and sometimes it is less than joyful. And that is all okay.
Sometimes we may think that to be truly enlightened means to be happy all the time – but it does not. To be enlightened, we show up in our moments. In all of our moments – we live mindfully present. We light up our moments with our consciousness. To be enlightened means to use our light, our focus – on what is at hand.
Sometimes what shows up in our lives is less than joyful. It is okay to not be happy all the time. It is okay to accept ourselves as we are.