Today marks the one year anniversary of my dog Mandy’s death. It has been a long year of very profound grief for me. It has not been an easy time at all. And yet, ironically, as I come to meet this day, as I had feared to some degree, the meeting and experiencing of this [...]
Open your heart. Open your mind. Open your spirit. Open the gift that your life is. Take each moment as it comes. Take each day as it comes. Know that what hurts you comes to help you heal. Know that what seems dark and impossible is actually just a temporary absence of light and endless [...]
Grief is always layered. What creates sadness in this unfolding moment can be over-shadowed by the echoes of past grief. If you are overwhelmed by any given loss it will benefit you to think about what other losses this may be re-creating the experience of for you. Do you have unresolved issues of grief and/or loss from the past?
Are you reluctant to feel your grief? Do you refuse to feel the sadness of the grief associated with your losses? Are you aware of the anger and angst that unattended pain causes you? Do not choose to suffer.
Suffering is a choice. Refusing to honour our losses with the genuine expression of our sadness is a choice to suffer.