Coping with Grief and Loss – Together We Can!
One of the main reasons I started writing and focusing on my blog is that I want to be a part of a community where we can share our stories of struggle and find strength in others.
Life is full of hardships.
Things work out and then things don’t work out. We meet good people and we meet bad ones. It’s all a part of this journey called life. When everything’s right, we are happy; but when things go wrong, this is when we need support. The hardships in life are agonising and can destroy a part of our being for life.
Common forms of grief
- Losing a parent
- Meeting an accident
- Going through a divorce
- Going through a miscarriage
- Infertility problems
- Seeing a loved one suffer
- Death of a loved one
The list goes on.
When things go wrong
There are so many things that we worry about. And when our worst fears come true, we tremble, cry and fall into depression. It is the worst of times. Nothing to win and nothing left to loose, sort of a moment! This is when we need human support the most. This is the time and a test for all of us as humans. Let’s help each other out at times of distress. These are the times when we should even help our enemies.
Power of communities
It’s amazing how our stories of overcoming struggle and finding strength are capable of uplifting a suffering soul.
Many of you have an idea of my bad times in life. In case you’re new to the blog, you will find them in Struggle section from the top navigation of the blog. During these times, the only ones that really help you are those who have suffered the same way you are.
I can say that all the mentors in my life were complete strangers who made a substantial change in my life. They were neither my friends, nor family but they were brave enough to share their stories with me of times they were at their weakest. They told me how they moved on despite the distress. They are the ones who gave me the hope that there is light at the end of a tunnel. They made me feel like I wasn’t the only one!
Since then, I decided I will be a source of strength for those suffering around me. I may not be able to heal your wounds but I will lend a shoulder and promise a better tomorrow. I will make you feel better and tell you how to move on. Let’s join our hands together in this community service. This world today can sometimes feel too technological without a human touch. Let’s celebrate the fact that we are all humans and we go through denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance after we grieve. But if we reach out to each other, we will find a way to move on despite the challenges.
This is for all those who suffer in silence. Don’t let your suffering burn your spirit and tear you up. Reach out, share your pain, let us carry the burden with you.