Living through the seasons of grief.
As in every area of life, there are myths and there are facts. Those who mourn and those who support them need to understand that our culture has perpetrated many myths about grieving. Here are just a few:
“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness.
It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity,
the price you pay for love.
The only cure for grief is to grieve.”
Grief will change our lives forever. How that change affects us is up to us. How will we cooperate with the truth about bereavement? Will we allow our pain to form us into stronger, compassionate people or will we allow our sorrow to ruin us with substance abuse, hiding from our own selves and disallowing others to come close to comfort?
but it’s worth it for the long haul. Focus on the facts about grief and the myths will dissipate, taking you nearer to the core of healing and a new life.