“When there’s a fresh wound in your heart, keep it open until it heals.
Air it out. Understand it. Dive into it. Be fierce enough to become it.
If you ignore it, it won’t be able to breathe.
If you ignore it, it will merely deepen, spread and resurface later, wanting to release.
And when later happens, it will hurt even more, because when later happens, you won’t know what you’re bleeding for.
Remain with it until it clears, and watch the beauty pour into your openness.
Remain open to feel lightness. Remain open to feel free.”
— Victoria Erickson
Edge of Wonder – notes from the wilderness of being
Healing occurs when mourning is present
Grief is automatic
Mourning is a choice
letting it out
airing it out
diving into it
courage to face
whatever else may
come up as well.
But with each thing
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Mourning is sometimes frightening
the minute I feel lighter
for a day
perhaps three or four,
another unresolved issue
pops up as if to say
“Look at me, here I am!”
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
― Kahlil Gibran
… and then I find the positives
so they are no longer scary.
I will leave you with this:
“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
I never say “goodbye.”
Today I am grateful for no goodbyes.