Finding Solace In Death
"Grief is paradoxical: you know you must let go, and yet letting go cannot happen all at once. The literature of mourning enacts that dilemma; its solace lies in the ritual of remembering the dead and then saying, There is no solace, and also, This has been going on a long time."
While grieving a loss is an inevitable part of our human existence, there are ways to help cope with the pain, come to terms with your grief, and eventually, find a way to pick up the pieces. We are aware that losing a loved one is one of life's greatest challenges. It always comes as a shock and requires you to set aside some time to properly grieve your great loss. Long after the funeral service, memorial service or cremation, and long after the condolence cards, the telephone calls of support, there is simply emptiness. If you’ve lost a loved one, you know just how difficult it can be to accept the loss, to understand the loss, and to move forward in life without that precious loved one by your side. Inevitably, the grieving process takes time. Healing happens gradually; it cannot be forced or hurried and there is no "normal" timetable for grieving. It takes some time to find peace again. While grief looks different for everybody, oftentimes, a healthy process involves confronting difficult emotions like anger and despair. You must talk openly about your loss to a trusted individual, and ultimately decide that you can and will move on with your life. Remember, you are not alone, even when it really feels like you are. Even in solitude, the Divine presence is everywhere and is always by your side.