Holding a vision of a world that works for all..... "Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love." ~ Rumi
Monday, May 8, 2017
Frank Ostaseski: Opening Our Hearts to Grief
There is deep wisdom here.
May we allow our hearts to open
so we may know grief and
know compassion, peace, joy, and love.
Our fear of lack of control leads us to ideas about managing our grief or getting over our grief. It is curious to me that we never speak about “managing” our joy or “getting over” our happiness. Grief is like a stream running through our lives, and it is important to understand that loss doesn’t go away. It lasts a lifetime. It is our relationship to a particular loss that changes. It won’t always hold the same intensity for us, or take the same expression. But the grief as a natural human response to loss will remain, and our resistance to it will only intensify the pain.