Loss is something we all deal with.
Whether it is the loss of a friend, a parent, a loved one, or even a home, we all deal with loss some time in our lives.
The loss itself is not usually the hard part, it tends to happen in an instant, what is the challenge is dealing with the aftermath of the loss.
How do we process the fact that this person is no longer with us? What do we do with all the emotions and pain we feel at the loss of our job, our career, or our marriage?
There is not right or wrong way to deal with loss. There are, however, some perspectives that can help us to move forward and continue in the wake of loss.
First, let us remember that energy is neither created nor destroyed, it merely transforms state.
Second, let us remember that nothing, absolutely nothing, is permanent in the world.
Third, although our external world may continue to constantly change beyond our control, who we are on the inside and how we choose to deal with it, is completely up to us.
Feel like crying, go ahead. Feel like celebrating someone’s life, go ahead. Feel like being alone, go ahead. Feel like being with people, go ahead.
However you choose to deal with loss in your life is up to you. If we choose to celebrate it instead of morn it, perhaps we can gain some insight from the loss.
It is okay to grieve. It is also okay not to feel the need to grieve as well.