LOSS. What does that mean to you? Are you scared of it? Is the fear of losing someone or something preventing you from living now? Have you experienced such profound loss that grief overwhelms you, and indeed, now shapes you?
Write it out. Or draw it out.
There are no easy answers. There is just process. And breathing. In and out.
A Grief Observed by CS Lewis
Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
Owning our grief:
Alana Sheeren believes in love, beauty and the transformative power of grief. After the stillbirth of her son she began writing about her personal journey into grief and whole-self healing. A Reiki Master with a MA degree in clinical and community psychology and a BFA in theater, Alana partners with women through the dance of grief, both individually and in healing retreats. How does grief shape our lives? Does the way we experience it make a difference? Using personal stories, Alana opens up new ways of looking at grief and encourages us to stay open to its gifts and lessons. [source]
Frontline’s Facing Death:
How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and you’re confronted with the prospect of “pulling the plug,” do you know how you’ll respond? In Facing Death, FRONTLINE gains extraordinary access to The Mount Sinai Medical Center, one of New York’s biggest hospitals, to take a closer measure of today’s complicated end-of-life decisions. In this intimate, groundbreaking film, doctors, patients and families speak with remarkable candor about the increasingly difficult choices people are making at the end of life: when to remove a breathing tube in the ICU; when to continue treatment for patients with aggressive blood cancers; when to perform a surgery; and when to call for hospice. [source]
Daily Journal Workshop:
Part 27 SHUT YOUR EYES AND SEE
An interesting post. I have also written about loss, but I have entitled my post the spirit of receiving. I feel that loss is a way of living. We either sourround ourselves with it and act in a way to perpetuate loss. Or we understand that loss is a part of life anf that nothing is permanent and we surround ourselves with love. When living in love we are not contsantly reacting to loss. We are instead focusing on the things we receive in life. In this way of thinking our actions perpetuate receiving love. A new cycle is born!
Thank you for your thoughtful words. “When living in love we are not constantly reacting to loss…” I like that. Much love, Katarina