Posts tagged grief
Learning to Embrace Heartbreak

We must learn to embrace heartbreak precisely because it visits each one us. It is one of the lowest common denominators between the person in the hospital bed and the clinician in the white coat, between the eternal stillness of death toward which our lives move with incredible speed and the anxiety we feel at having been called to bear witness to the fact of that stillness in a sea of other witnesses whose hearts—though broken—continue to carry forward life's rhythmic reverberation.

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The Grief of Growth

Jung once wrote, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” I find great hope in this idea, as do most of the persons I walk beside in their learning. It's just that the process of getting to that hope and freedom is often through a period of the dark night of the soul. 

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