My darling boys. Your mother has been procrastinating
about doing this video today and finding all sorts of excuses as to why I shouldn’t do
it. The latest one is that the only microphone that I could find it the old headset and that
makes me look a bit ridiculous, but I’m not going to let it stop me because I’ve
allowed today to do this, so let’s do this. I wanted to talk to you today about boys emotions. I know that our world shuns boys expressing
feelings and shedding tears. I know that you are afraid. Afraid of the shame and the name
calling and the laughter. I know that you are afraid of being rejected and so you swallow
those tears down. Lumps in your throat the size of a tennis ball, but still we push it
down. I know that when you fall in the playground,
you scramble to your feet hoping that no-one saw you. Your knees stinging, you blink back
the tears. If anyone asks, you mumble that you are fine. “I took it like a man, miss”,
boys are taught to reply. I am here today to tell you why it is good
to feel. This is LIFE. It is what we are here for. It is beautiful – all of it. The raw
tears. The feet stamping anger and the uncontrollable joy. The full spectrum of light and rain/love
and hate. This is why I am teaching myself to feel it
all. I have two beautiful boys and you need me to show you how to play on the full spectrum
of emotions. You have a calling and a purpose in this world and unless you are able to listen
in to your heart, you cannot embrace that. You also need to feel for yourself. To be
truly happy. Because you really deserve every happiness in the world. Learning to feel really will help to heal
the world. It is so divided right now. Whilst everyone is arguing about surface level differences,
no-one is looking underneath at the scared, sad children trapped and unheard inside. When
we embrace and love that little boy or girl, we can learn to show empathy and love to our
fellow humans and the planet and start to heal our differences. So use me, let me be your safe space to let
your emotions out. Stamp your feet, scream and cry. I’m not going anywhere. Write down
anything that you can’t voice in your journal – but GET IT OUT. Talk to your friends. Share
your soul. Leave space for love and reflection in your
life. Be bold. Be strong with your boundaries. Don’t let distractions or hurtful people
get more of your energy than they deserve. Ask for help and accept it. Draw, paint, sing,
play, and be happy. Embrace the scary silences, because it is in there that the magic happens.

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Dennis Veasley

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