I love this Quote. It tells me that grief is not to be diminished or ignored. It gives us permission to do the necessary work that is involved in grieving a loss. I love that he says that grief is a necessity. For some of us, this can be hard to hear, however; understanding that grieving is a necessity helps us to accept the reality of the loss.
This quote not only helps us to accept our reality, it offers a path through. It tells us that grief is natural. That the cure for grief is to grieve. It opens up a space to acknowledge that we are grieving and that it is not only okay – it is important and that the act of grieving will help us. This is the cure – this is the way through.
It takes courage to grieve. It takes courage to turn towards our pain. To suggest that grieving is a weakness is laughable. Grieving is one of the most difficult experiences a human can experience. To turn towards it – well, this is a sign of bravery. We can be affected emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Each of these areas of our being need caring and tenderness.
So, it is a natural occurrence when we lose someone we love, it is a courageous act of self care and it is the cure. Give yourself permission. Reach out for help if you need to. Allow yourself to feel what you need to feel.