I really liked this article about grief that I came across this week called The Geography of Sorrow. A lot of my recovery work I’ve struggled managing my grief. The grief of losing my parents and grandparents. The grief of my divorce. The grief of realizing that my life hasn’t turned out the way I had once imagined it to be.
What I found interesting in this article was that it acknowledged that in our western society “we display a compulsive avoidance of difficult matters and an obsession with distraction. Because we cannot acknowledge our grief, we’re forced to stay on the surface of life.”
If you, my Fledgling, is struggling right now, please realize that grief is the way to burn yourself to the ground and to rise again from the ashes. This is a great article to help us learn how to grieve properly so we can grow from our pain.