"Yes, it's hard to lose a Jack Pearson. It's like losing a compass in the forest of hearts."
I did learn the hard way a decade ago that not listening to myself was a recipe for physical, emotional and mental disaster. A public Grand mal will do that to you. Since then, when I get that old familiar 'can't slow down' feeling, I am reminded never to go to that place again.
Soul work isn't meant to be easy
...it's meant to be worth it.
As we get closer to fully walking our soul path, we develop the tools to cope with the unexpected, accept joy as a natural state, deal with fear head on, respond to negativity in any form calmly and rationally, receive guidance from our spiritual teams, and learn to trust our hearts above all else.