goodbye Gratitude Series healing mourning

Musings Gratitude Day 52

“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

Feeling grief

letting it out

airing it out

understanding it

diving into it

takes courage

courage to face

whatever else may

come up as well.

But with each thing

comes lightness

comes healing

“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,

or longer,

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.”
― Rumi

I never say “goodbye.”

Today I am grateful for no goodbyes.

XO Lisa

2 comments on “Musings Gratitude Day 52

  1. Excellent love the quote by Ruimi.

    Liked by 1 person

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