The Challenge of Grief

“Grief changes shape but it never ends.”

~Keanu Reeves


When we live in constant pain, with all its staggering loss, loss frequently seems only to compound. Each new one, raw, sensitive and fiery takes time to manifest , to recognize and then, later, to heal. When there is too much, either in quality or quantity…

one becomes overwhelmed, hopelessly disoriented. Pain in and of itself has the power to do such things. It is often a great luxury then to simply identify let alone process each grief in the blur of pain through which we struggle to “see”.

And yet, when we are able to find the space to breath and the time to grasp our bearings  we begin to garner perspective. Sense-making can occur once the storms of change and upset have quieted; moorings can be re-fashioned.

A process that ultimately defines the very nature of life for us all.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation,

we are challenged to change ourselves.”

~ Victor Frankl

Author: ChronicPainDailyReflections

I manage a web-site, Chronic Pain Daily, created for and in support of those living in chronic pain. The site helps with the day-to-day spiritual, mental, emotional and physical needs of those with constant pain, whatever its source.

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