Grief and loss often get confused by people who are grieving. They think what they’re experiencing in their grief is something to be gotten over, mistakenly believing it’s the grief that’s the problem. It’s not.
If there’s an enemy here, it’s the loss itself not the grief that follows it. Grief is the means by which we heal. When we trust it, it shatters us and makes us whole again…all in it’s own time.
Yes, grief is painful, but it’s so much more painful not to grieve. The key to surviving a loss and the grief that follows is to go wherever the grief leads because it is the pathway back into life and it knows the way.