I happened upon a nice blog post recently — 11 tips I’ve learned from 11 years sick by Toni Bernhard, JD. Here’s a nice quote:
I’ve discovered that it’s okay to feel emotions that appear to contradict each other…. [I can] be terribly disappointed but content with my life at the same time. My current disappointment is that it looks like I’ll have to skip the 30th reunion for my law school class. I really want to go and so I’m terribly disappointed about it but, oddly, at the same time I’m content with the life I have—a decent place to live, a caring family, a friendly dog.
When I make room in my heart for seemingly contradictory feelings, I feel more at peace with my life. My heartfelt wish is that you’ll learn to do this too.