"The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves."
- Pema Chödrön
This journal entry is about grief due to loss and not just through someone passing away. Grief through a loss in a relationship, a loss of a job, professional realignment, loss of purpose, when the kids leave home.
Grief comes in many guises and yet is primarily associated with death.
Grief has its place, it is a time to process, assess, gather information and after some time taking the first steps to adapting to the new experience that will start manifesting itself for you.
When these first steps start happening, sometimes the sensation of guilt creeps in. The nature of moving foward, of evolving, leaves people with contradicting feelings about moving on.
If this is something you have experienced, remember that you have to move to forward. To keep yourself pinned in the past through guilt – this behaviour when actively continued is irrelevant, as you are ignoring being in the present moment. When you do that, life becomes challenging.
By all means celebrate, reminisce, say thank you, smile over beautiful moments.