Grief has a way of knocking you off-balance and stealing the wind from your sails until you get a handle on what’s happening, learn enough to know what to expect, and find out about the steps you can take to move toward healing. An anchor will keep you from falling during the unexpected chaos that comes with grief.
Anchors will vary among grievers.
Your anchor may be a trusted friend who has already been through what you’re going through now. Your anchor may be a pastor or counselor you respect who is well-acquainted with grief and can assist you. Or your anchor may be God. For me, leaning on God was crucial. Without my faith in God, I really don’t think I would have successfully made it through my grief — because sometimes I didn’t have the strength to even want to go on!
Whatever or whomever is especially meaningful for you — choose your anchor, firmly set it, and decide not to let go at any cost. This decision will help you stay on track to positively work through your grief and build a satisfying life again.
Form a mental picture of your anchor; set it; and whenever you waver in your resolve to keep going — call up the picture of your anchor and renew your vow to hold on! You can experience a full and reconnected live again.
© 2012 Judy Brizendine