On grief

Grief is a process – you just have to walk your way through it. There’s no way to duck around it, push through or rush grief. It’s not a straight walk, either – you meander back to parts you think you were done with, and you are catapulted right into the depths of it at the most unexpected moments.  

Like any part of this wonderful life we have, it’s best experienced by leaning in fully and showing up for every part of it, even the parts you would give anything to skip over. 

It will change you forever. There’s no avoiding that, either. 
“Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.

And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.

And how else can it be?

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

(Kahlil Gibran)

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