Are You Trapped in Your Grief?

weathered wood fence with barbed wire in fieldIf you aren’t sure of your destination, how are you going to get there? And if you don’t know the obstacles to watch out for — and avoid — you may trip somewhere along the way. I like to call these possible bumps in the road ‘flashpoints’ because working through them is critical in your journey to healing.

Your path through grief will be smoother when you know what to expect. And when you know the possible snags, you’re less likely to get stuck on them.

Unresolved anger and guilt can be flashpoints that trap you, and as long as they control you, healing will be short-circuited.

Dwelling indefinitely on “Why?” can also fence you in. And fear is a flashpoint that can cause delays in reaching your destination of healing from grief.

Grief is a temporary detour — not your final destination. Don’t make your home there! You can reach a place of healing

Remapping (grieving) is normal and natural. It’s the way to cope with loss. And it works if you do your part.

© 2011 Judy Brizendine

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"Out of your deepest pain comes your greatest gift." Judy writes about grief and loss in a realistic, practical way - to help, inspire, encourage, and educate any who face loss in their lives. A fellow-traveler's approach to grief ...

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