Let the Healing Begin
While bereavement is one of life's most challenging experiences,
the grief it brings is not something that you should expect to
overcome. Instead, it is something that needs to be experienced.
Some people move away from grief before they are ready.
As time passes, the majority of people slowly start to see
improvements in their outlook. Gaps in daily life become filled and
confusion and pain gradually becomes less acute. There's no set
time for this adjustment, beginning in the early weeks for some and
lasting for several years for others.
It's during this period that rising ripples of optimism and energy
will be experienced and you may draw strength from the healing that
has occurred to this point. While the pain may never leave you
altogether, it will generally become more manageable in time.
It is important to understand that bereavement has the power to
change us. We may never return to the same mental and spiritual
position that we occupied before the loss of our loved one, but we
will move on to occupy a new position, one that has absorbed the
trauma and loss that we have experienced.