In saying this though coping through such a time in our lives can be a very difficult one, one so painful that we feel that we will never live again – I know as I lost both my father (in his 50’s) and my sister (in her 30’s) through illness. But even through the pain and suffering, if we believe that our loved ones are with us – and they are!
They are in our memories, thoughts and the legacy they have left behind through how they shaped and influenced our lives – we CAN live again and live a fulfilling, wonderful life!
Here is a beautiful poem written at least fifty years ago (not sure by whom) which I would love to share as it reminds us that even though our loved ones have left us with their passing we can remember them through the beauty that we see around us:
Beautiful Poem About Moving Forward From Loss
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
It is never easy to overcome our emotions, to believe in life again. To live, laugh, love and be happy – when the person, or people, that we love have left us but if in bleak difficult times we look to our inner resources. Then, in these times of conflict, we will find that we have the ability to deal with that conflict thus, we can live in peace!
Yes… sometimes our emotions can become our conflict – a conflict which can fill our core with grief: the unfairness, the hurt, the betrayal of being left alone… the sadness, the guilt and, the loneliness!
Yes… grief can become our pain which, if we let it, can make us bitter, resentful, miserable and, a recluse from life!
But if you ride out this pain and keep your loved one in your heart, mind, memories and your soul you will eventually find Hope… Peace… Love and you will learn to live again!
When our eyes cannot find the way and the storms of life close in, although we may lose much, our love of life still runs strongly throughout veins. This will help us climb the difficult path to the top of our mountain!
So if you have suffered a loss of a loved one take heart in the belief that you can and will live again! Take care and keep your good memories close, share them and talk about them to others and choose to let your loved one live in you!
YES to keeping your good memories close…!
My inspirational book – ‘Musings of a Blogger – Inspirational Thoughts for Your Life’s Journey’ is a book which will inspire you to make CHOICES that will be right for your life! The inspirational words… the connecting workbook (with its two amazing themes – The Hexagon of Life and the Parable of the Butterfly) plus, the Reader’s Group Questions are all written to assist you to choose to walk hand-in-hand with time and take the journey towards healing…!
– Chapter four – ‘Embrace change’ and chapter 14 of the workbook
– Chapter six – ‘Challenging your though patterns’ and chapter 16 of the workbook
– Chapter 10 – ‘Choices, chances and changes’ and chapter 20 of the workbook.