April 27 2020
Last week I wrote about one way to promote inside-out healing – taking care of yourself. This week I want to talk about two others, allowing your grief and looking for light along the way. Allowing your grief may feel counterintuitive. Grief can be painful and your reaction might be to avoid it. But as Robert Frost said, “The best way out is always through.” This doesn’t mean you have to take every aspect of your grief on all at once, instead, allow it as you feel it. Your inside-out healing will help guide the way. And as you allow your grief, I also encourage you to invite love and compassion into it with you.
Along with taking care of yourself and allowing your grief, looking for light along the way can be healing. Practicing gratitude, finding ways to bring more positive emotions into your day and honoring your losses with simple rituals are three ways to find the light. Lucy Hone, Ph.D., she talks more about these ideas, click here to read her article.
As you take care of yourself, allow your grief and look for light along the way, I hope you feel the inside-out healing today in the days ahead.
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