Healing from grief requires a ‘yes’ from you. The door that leads to healing probably seems intimidating. It’s not warm or inviting, and you may be scared. After all, who wants to face pain?
You’re not sure what you’ll find on the other side of the door. Like this photo of a ‘double’ door, once you open the first one, you may run into others you have to walk through, too — layers of uncomfortable feelings, fears, and unexpected issues connected to your grief. But healing begins with a choice: the decision to face the pain and work through it.
When a loss first occurs, your immediate goal is survival — making it through the day, the hour, or even the minute.