A Few Thoughts on Grief

Grieving comes for many reasons, not just over the loss of a person or a pet. Souls can also experience grief over the loss of a relationship, the sudden changing of a lifelong career, the loss of a home or a way of life they have always known, sometimes even the dying of a dream.
The thing about grief is that there are always certain stages the soul must go through, and at the pace that is right for them, in order to achieve healing, peace, and the ability to move on.
There is no singular right way to grieve, nor is there one timeline within which to do it.
The grieving process is personal to each person who experiences it and cannot be judged or discriminated by others.
Grief is how we accept loss, adjust to change, and hopefully grow along a new path towards a different destination.
Change is hard. We have a built-in human inclination to resist it. However, change is also inevitable in life. Grief is how we deal with changes that must occur and often bring us to different experiences, locations, and decisions that we quite likely would never have made otherwise (perhaps we needed the change to force us into doing the right thing we didn’t realize we needed to do).
Grief comes to us all. The best thing to do when it arrives is to allow ourselves to feel it, every step of the way, and see where it eventually leads us.

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The Evil of Men’s Hearts

By now most everyone has heard of the tragedy at the Boston marathon. It horrifies me to my very core. It is worse then any scary movie or horror story on the market.

It is irrefutable proof that great evil dwells every day in the hearts of men. I say men in a general sense referring to mankind.

The fact is: men have committed greater atrocities and unforgivable acts than can ever be imagined, even in the worst of nightmares. Pointless violence for the sake of violence, done to fill a sick craving in a maniac’s mind, or to make a statement which has no direct bearing on its victims is the expression of an evil that knows no justice and fears nothing.

One can only hope for a day when darkness is finally overcome by light, when real-life villains do fall and heroes prevail, and when life is appreciated by all for the blessing that it is.

My sincerest heartfelt prayers go out to the victims and families of this latest tragedy.

 

 

Strength of Spirit

We have all been at “rock bottom” at one point or another in our lives. Usually, hitting rock bottom brings inevitable change.

Don’t we all just cringe at the idea of change?

But change doesn’t have to be bad.

Change can actually be a launch pad for opportunity and growth. It can be the spark we use to mold and shape our lives into something new and better.

Without knowing the particulars, I think it boils down to perspective.

You can wallow and let it enslave you; or you can choose to embrace and persevere.

Making the best out of a less than ideal situation is not failure. It is an alternate route to future success.