How to Deal With Grief
We all must deal with grief at one stage in our lives. When faced with the loss of a loved one, either a close family member or friend, dealing with grief can take over your life. Everyone will have a time of grieving, but it is going to be different for every individual. Some will move through it rapidly. For others, they stay stuck there and grief dominates their life for many years. Some have extreme emotions that lead to physical signs just like a lack of appetite or sleepless nights. Others will find their signs to be a bit mild like the occasional attack. The intensity of emotions and the time one takes to grieve has nothing to do with how close you were to the individual. It has more to do with how balanced and healthy you are on the emotional, physical and spiritual planes.
Most of the long standing felt grief comes from grief in the past that is unresolved. It becomes a pattern that is repeated. It is as if you are being given chances to heal your grief in the hope that one day you will be able to deal with it. The grief emanates from a sense of grief, a feeling of emptiness that the one you loved filled your life. This unfamiliar situation can make you feel lonely and sad.
Grief includes has five stages. The first one is when one switches into denial and shock. Next, these are replaced by anger against the loved one for leaving you or may be against God for making you go through such a trying time. The third stage may be bargaining which is then followed by depression or deep sadness with the final stage being acceptance.
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Grief is a means of letting go. It enables you to go deeper to find the root of your issues. However, for some, they may not be able to overcome the pain. They cannot be disloyal to the memory of their dearly departed, and they fear letting go. Dealing with grief becomes this constant obstacle to continuing with forward. Society as a whole does maybe not provide help that is enough in terms of acceptance of grief and the holistic and wholesome allowance. Friends and family members, while meaning well, become impatient with you and may want you to get it over quickly.
Quick fixes are not quick in any way, and they do not help you to deal with the root problem. This means that this core issue festers and grows although hidden under the veil of the quick fix. When seeking to manage grief in a way that is curative, it is best just to accept it and know you will come through it and that it’s not a permanent state but just a process.