All change is inevitable, nothing lasts forever. Change, whether through choice or suddenly thrust upon us can affect us all in many different ways
Usually grief is strongly associated with death, but it can come with any change, whether it’s big or small, expected or unexpected.
It can throw us off track leaving a sense of despair and a deep unconscious longing for how things used to be.
The sense of grief, whether for what is already lost or through fears of what might come, surrounds us. And it is okay and understandably normal to feel this right now, however, it arises.
“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming.
All we can do is learn to swim.”
– Vicki Harrison
Whilst negative thoughts shouldn’t be ignored, we can’t allow them to take over and sabotage our lives.
As Shakespeare famously said, “There is nothing good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.”
While this can be seen as a massive oversimplification in many situations, especially right now, there is still great wisdom to be found with this way of thinking.
“Looking at a problem through old eyes, it is not only strengthened but also moves in its well-worn path. This is the miracle of perception, to perceive with a heart and mind that are completely cleansed of the past.”
Life has been turned upside down. It’s not the same as it was days, a week and a month ago. Yet it never really is.
Acceptance, truly is a bitter pill we need to swallow right now. All we can do is accept each new moment, each new development and decision, and make the most of the life we have, in the best way that we can do right now, sending love out to the world along the way.
Each day, listen to your emotions, let them be heard, then let the ones that do not serve you go into the void of this mysterious and unpredictable universe.
Focus on what is getting you through these challenging times.
Find something positive in each and every day.
Nothing lasts forever.
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Inspired by an article at upliftconnect.com by Ashleigh Wilson
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