Going on 18 years now since my dad was called home.
And it took me a long time to realize that
the process of grieving is not
something one can ignore.
It is not about being weak or strong
or how long one should grieve.
Grieving is a journey of acceptance.
A new way of seeing.
A lesson on life and death.
An awakening to living a true life.
Grief is an act of love we have
for those we love and hold so dear.
It is really a journey of love in the presence
to a new journey of love in the absence.
“Seven days without chocolate makes one weak!”
“If you feel lost, disappointed,
hesitant, or weak,
return to yourself,
to who you are,
here and now and
when you get there,
you will discover yourself,
like a lotus flower in full bloom,
even in a muddy pond,
beautiful and strong.
– Masaru Emoto