Have you faced obstacles — mountains to climb — in your grief journey? Sometimes we get so lost wandering around the mountains (and counting all the things we’re up against) that we forget about what lies beyond them. When grieving stay focused on your goal of healing!
Your mountains may be fears that cropped up in response to your loss. Your obstacles may be financial, or they may concern changes in your relationships with family or friends. You may be struggling spiritually or feel that you’re all alone.
You may think no one appreciates how you feel or is able to truly support you emotionally. You may not understand the way you see yourself differently now, or why your self-image has changed.
Whatever the obstacles, don’t let them become so important that they overshadow your primary goal of healing.
Make a solid commitment that you will not let your loss cause you to become bitter. And decide that you’ll do whatever it takes to positively move through grief to your ultimate goal of healing and rebuilding a fulfilling life. Firmly making this decision will definitely make a difference in your grief journey. You may stumble — but you’ll get back up and keep moving forward when you have made this choice!
© Judy Brizendine 2011