Make Your Inner Peace Top Priority

Jenny Lane
4 min readFeb 9, 2022
Art and Photo by Author, Jenny Lane

Your emotions are your emotions.

Temporary manifestations of how you are experiencing a situation through the filter of your body, perceptions, thoughts and conditioning.

They’re here for a reason, an indicator of the moment.

They are dear friends helping you experience humanity (even when they suck). Experience them, feel them.

Whatever is happening in life is a happening. Leave the judgement and feel it happening.

When we push these dear friends away (usually when they’re the prickly ones) or lock them away in a closet, they will always return in compassion.


Because they are loyal in helping you through the process. Even if sometimes, they’re a-holes.

They will still never ever give up on you. They are here for you to feel and will not leave you alone until you have figured it out.

Or, at least until you’ve sat down with them to hear what they have to say. (And some of them are loud!)

Find the strength to hear them speak. The strength in love, strength in vulnerability, strength in reaching out for help, strength in being your miraculous, real self.

Strength is putting your shielded wounded ego away when someone, as lovingly as they’re capable, notices something you might not have the strength to see right now.

Open to softness and change.

It’s not tough to hide. That’s the easy way.

Go beyond pride and right and wrong. It’s incredibly brave to feel all our feelings. (And share them!)

Yes, it’s uncomfortable. Yes, it’s messy. Yes, it feels out of control. All things you need to experience.

Know that every dear friend of feeling you put into a hole and bury, there will be another in it’s place resurrected, loyal and determined.

Jenny Lane

An overthinking human who writes to make room in her mind and peace in our hearts. Art and words are my love letters to the world.