Peace comes when our hearts are open like the sky,
vast as the ocean.
Photo: Donna Wan
Grief is one of the heart’s natural responses to loss. When we grieve we allow ourselves to feel the truth of our pain, the measure of betrayal or tragedy in our life. By our willingness to mourn, we slowly acknowledge, integrate, and accept the truth of our losses. Sometimes the best way to let go is to grieve.
When we allow our hearts to sense the pain and struggles of others, and how the suffering they carry causes pain to even themselves, a natural compassion often arises. This doesn’t mean we have to fix or change them—or even be near them if their actions are harmful.
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