an emotion associated with a feeling of disadvantage, despair, grief, or sorrow through an experience of pain or loss. Not to be confused with depression which arise from unclear reasons. Sadness is a natural part of life and natural tendency is to avoid the feeling of disappointment. We pass on the message that sadness is bad and should be evaded. Yet, sadness can be awakening. It can remind us of what is important in our lives and forces us to confront ourselves when you stray. Sadness forces us to realize what it is that gives our lives meaning.

Sadness is an emotion required to keep our balance.


photo: Weir Canyon, Anaheim Hills, California