Recovering From Losses In Life excerpt (part two)

All quotes from this book.

Perhaps loss traumatizes us so much because it carries with it the message, “You really are not in charge of your life. You don’t have much control over your destiny. You are at the mercy of whatever happens.”(p34, italics mine)

And, boy, is that hard to take!!!!! šŸ˜›

With every loss, we are reminded of the fact that we are not in control and we are not self-sufficient. (p36)

Our grief work is not really complete until we have found some meaning in our grief. It is true that our emotions need healing, but so does our belief system or theology. This is a new thought to many people. (p39, italics mine)

“…grieving means allowing yourself to feel your feelings, think your thoughts, lament your loss and protest your pain…”(p45, italics mine)

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