A few days ago I woke in the wee hours with a lot of anxiety, think terror. I realized it was about not wanting to lose my loved ones and have to go through the pain of grieving. My ego tries to protect me, by suggesting that I not love anyone and save myself that pain. I did try that, when I was young and it didn’t work. I think our nature at it’s most basic, is loving.
A psychology professor sent me a book, after my second brother died. It’s called A TIME TO GRIEVE -Meditations for healing after the death of a loved one, by Carol Staudacher.
TITLE: A TIME TO GRIEVE -Meditations for healing after the death of a loved one.
AUTHOR: Carol Staudacher
PUBLISHER: HarperOne; 1 edition (July 8, 1994)
Paperback: 256 pages
In it she states many common feelings people grieving have and then a quote. She continues the page with a meditation about that issue.
Here are two quotes that stood out to me.
Grief itself is a medicine. by William Cowper.
He had ceased to meet us in particular places, in order to meet us everywhere. by C.S. Lewis.
I like to think that my departed loved ones are with me in my heart. It helps me to think that when they die they become omnipresent to me.
Anyway, the book is a blessing to anyone grieving. It was and is to me.
© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.