Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One

When you lose someone you love, and your heart and life is shattered, it is good to remind yourself that you were born with the gift to grieve. It is one of the givens of life that everything changes and come to an end. But, you have been created being able to take this difficult journey patiently, one step at a time, until you find the acceptance, meaning and abundance to live your life to the fullest again. Although time alone is not enough to heal, in-the-moment, non-judgmental awareness can help you to walk from the moment of your loss, through shock, denial, healthy anger,bargaining, sadness, to radical acceptance, and eventually a fulfilling, meaningful life. This short excursion is a step back into your story of which you are the leader.

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The one thing that may hold you back is resistance or aversion to the painful thoughts and feelings you are experiencing. Every time you try to avoid or suppress suffering by distraction, quick fixes or mere positive affirmations, you postpone your next step forward. So instead, lean in, and say hallo to this difficult chapter in your life. It will bring you many treasures

It is highly recommended to get a new journal while dealing with your difficult loss. According to Progoff and Hills, journaling helps with grief and loss. “You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you are.”

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