Grieving is Healing pt2

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Quote by Washington Irving:

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”

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From Fred Rogers (Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood)

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know we are not alone.”

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From Living With Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation. An Orin book by Sanaya Roman pages 39-40

“Loving yourself means accepting yourself as you are right now. There are no exceptions to the contract, which is an agreement with yourself to appreciate, validate, accept, and support who you are in this moment. It means living in present time.”

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Feel Your Feelings by Anonymous

“You don’t have to do anything about your feelings. Understand that. Believe that. They are only feelings. Emotional energy is important. It’s important not to block it, stop it, deny it, or repress it. It’s important to discharge it. To value it. To value ourselves.

But you don’t have to do anything. You don’t have to act on every feeling. You don’t need to control every emotion or let your emotions control you. Doing something is the old way, the way of control. Simply feel whatever you need to feel. Become fully and completely conscious of what you feel. Take responsibility for the way you choose to express your feelings. Then let your feelings go. Release the emotional energy.

Soon you will know what to do next, know what lesson is under way. You will naturally take the action that’s right for you to take.

All you have to do about your feelings is feel them.”

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From Healing the Child Within, by Charles L. Whitfield, M.D. pg 83

Transforming Our Feelings

“Each feeling has an opposite. As we become aware of each painful or negative feeling, and as we experience each and then let go of it, we can transform them into joyful feelings. This allows us to experience the gratitude from transforming pain into joy, curse into gift.

Our feelings work in concert with our will and our intellect to help us live and grow. If we deny, distort, repress or suppress them, we only block the flow to their natural conclusion. Blocked feelings can create distress and illness. By contrast when we are aware of, experience, share, accept and then let go of our feelings, we tend to be healthier and more able to experience the serenity or inner peace that is our natural condition.

Taking time with our feelings is essential to our growth and happiness. The only way out of a painful feeling is “through” it.

Our feelings are a vital part of a crucial dynamic in our growth, i.e., our grieving. When we lose something important to us, we have to grieve to grow from it.”

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