"One's suffering disappears when one lets oneself go- when one yields- even to sadness."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~
Experiencing our sadness brings relief. Acknowledging our hurt feelings and wounded souls, honoring our betrayals and abuses, feeling our pain- these are what free us- not repression, not a stiff upper lip, and not mastering the art of pretending everything is ok- when it's clearly not.
When I am sad, it is my very sadness itself that restores me to joy.