Embrace Grief

April 13, 2010 by  
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Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect.  The wisest know nothing.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is said there is no bigger regret as the one when we lose someone dear to us without telling how much we loved them    or having shared with them as much as possible.

After having had many troubled relationships, when I met my husband I knew how blessed I was to have met him and I told him that as often as possible.  When he passed there was only the sorrow of having lost him. I embraced my pain with courage as I knew I had to give it a voice.

Grief humbled and demanded my attention to the life I still have.  No to squander it in petty feelings and thoughts.  I have the past in my heart but I don’t live in it. I would not be honoring the love I have within me for my husband if I did so.  I do not think of the future as I know it changes with every thought or action I take in the present.

Grief has inspired me to reach out and make my existence truly mean something to me.

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.  ~Robert Ingersoll

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2 Responses to “Embrace Grief”
  1. John Lee Johann says:

    It’s so amazing how common experiences can make such common sense. I am moved by the experiences of others when faced with life’s challenges. Especially during difficult times when grieving the loss of a loved one. It gives me hope, courage, and a sense that we are not so different from each other after all.

    • Dear John,

      At the end of the day we are all the same. We all need to love, be loved and feel safe. Embracing your grief teaches one to be compassionate.