Life has a way of taking us on various twists and turns. Sometimes these experiences are welcomed, while other times you may find yourself holding on for dear life, unable to catch your breath. There are any number of reasons this can happen. Recently, for me, losing my grandmother after the back-to-back losses of my mother and father have had me on an emotional roller coaster.
I consider myself to be a generally happy person so having to confront a wave of recent sadness and grief has been challenging. Unable to describe the void left from the passing of my loved ones has made me feel very vulnerable and the many tries could fill a bucket. But, I’m realizing through my therapist to embrace these uncomfortable emotions. Because somewhere on the other side is true healing that many never achieve.
My normal default when I’m dealing with painful or emotionally challenging situations has been to lean into my work. This time around, I’m realizing that time away to heal and process serves me best. My mind, body and soul have needed some re-alignment so I have been focused on activities like journaling, walking in nature and listening to uplifting music.
I know that unforeseen circumstances are going to happen, but how you deal with them is always where the greatest challenge lies. I’m realizing that I have to be patient with the process and give myself grace. When we treat our mind, body and spirits with care we create true wholeness. You’re worth it!