Halina Goldstein is a spiritual mentor and speaker, and the founder of Awakening To Joyful Living as well as Joy Keepers Network . Halina’s gift for readers of Tiny Buddha is the “Finding Joy Every Day” book, providing a simple, inspiring and effective way of experiencing joy daily, regardless of circumstances.
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April 26, 2013 at 11:01 pm #34851
Thank you for sharing your story Marilyn!
I am reading stories from those who experienced the loss of a loved one each day, and am learning so much from it.
I believe that the ability to love yourself as much as you love your partner or child or friend is the very key to how we relate to loss and how we’re able to continue from there.
Many warm greetings –
HalinaApril 13, 2013 at 8:40 am #33788
Alice, thank you for sharing your story. Sometimes, for some of us, life takes everything away – until we discover the very essence of it. Self-love is such essence, and it starts with taking care of ourselves exactly as you do. Meaning is that essence too. As Victor Frankl has shown us, it is our ability to find or create meaning that enables us to not only survive, but as you say, Harriet, thrive.
Also in my experience, when everything is taken away what’s left is our truth. Not ideas, not ideals, not religions, not some distant inspiration, but our our true reality. Whether we have a name for it or not. From there, we can re-create ourselves and our lives in a way that is meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling. I believe in you Alice!
Much appreciation and many warm greetings –
HalinaApril 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm #31311
I’m reading a lot of personal stories from widows these days… It’s my impression that most of them would say that there is no expiration date – yet the experience changes along the way.
Losing a loved one is probably one of the most challenging and potentially life-changing experiences that we can have . What we tend to forget is that it doesn’t happen in a void – it happens in a context. It builds on everything else we have experienced in our lives already – emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically. The grieving process is affected by it all and affects it all.
So even if there are clearly some general patterns that we share as human being (and spiritual beings), each journey is still unique, I believe…
Many kind greetings –