Wise words indeed.
Learning how to deal with sadness challenges everything you think you know about feeling sad.
You may believe that sadness ruins happiness, but — as these uplifting quotes about sadness show — that can’t be further away from the truth. You need to feel your sadness just as much as you need to feel your happiness.
It’s time to work towards a new goal: opening up the possibility of making sadness your friend. Like a skillful teacher, sadness hopes to reveal the beauty of a difficult subject by challenging all your assumptions.
This doesn’t mean that you need to feel sad all the time! But you can use your experience of sadness — along with these encouraging, inspirational quotes — to completely transform your views on happiness.
When you’re feeling sad and need of words of comfort, here are 7 of the best uplifting quotes that will not only help you deal with your sadness, but lead you to happiness, too.
1. Stop worrying
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” — Epictetus
I worry about things I can’t control. Honest. It’s one of the hardest things in my life. And because I’ve been doing it for so long, I’m too good at it — it’s a habit that’s tough for me to break.
The Greek philosopher, Epictetus, is very direct about this: If you can’t control it, don’t worry about it. It’s almost like the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin.
Can it be that easy to be happy?
2. Think happy thoughts
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.” — Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius, a Roman emperor from 161-180 A.D., ought to know a lot about dealing with feelings of sadness, because he ruled over the Roman empire during it’s fall. Despite having made many accomplishments during his time as Emperor, his kingdom — the center of his world — was completely crumbling around him. Yet, he found happiness by simply focusing on it.
Bottom line: Change the way you think and what you focus on.
3. Without sadness, there is no happiness
“The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” — Dr. Carl Jung
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