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Posts tagged ‘grief’

The value of sadness

Years ago, I first began to befriend the emotional energy of sadness, as I felt my way (messily) through a profound experience of loss. It changed my whole attitude towards the darker side of our emotional life…

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How To Be Happy, Just As You Are

For an awfully long time, I believed that I could only be happy when I'd changed something about myself. Then, several years back I went through a bereavement which changed all the relationships in my life, not least the one I have with myself. Here's what I learned that helped me finally let go of self-attacking.

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Meeting The Warrior Within

It takes a massive amount of courage to accept feelings of loss and sadness, without trying to fix them - to open to them instead, fully feel them and let them transform you. At first I feared that turning towards these feelings would keep me stuck in them. But I discovered the opposite: it freed me to move forward, into something new and unknown.

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