Monday, April 16, 2012

Grief


Grief is so easily turned to anger. Yet with the same effort, Grief can be turned into Compassion, and it is easy to see that those who have turned their pain against others did not see the same path  that you walk upon. If you keep to this path, perhaps they might follow you, or at least see there is some other way. If they do not see then keep walking and you’ll put distance between yourself, and those who turned their Grief into pain.

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  1. Grief turns to anger when it's about ME, ME, ME.

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    1. That is exactly correct, Bruce.

      So many people miss that very point, as it were.

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  2. I read this the other day and couldn't comment, perhaps because the Grief is too fresh and there has been too much of it in my life the last 2 yrs. I don't know if I agree with Bruce's answer to this because sometimes the anger is justified.

    Belive me, I undestand that grief and anger are a dangerous mix...like fire and kerosene they will ignite and consume you if you aren't careful. I had SO much anger when Micah was killed, so much anger towards his mother whom I still feel bears a certain responsibility for allowing him to be where he was at the time that Death claimed him. It felt like it was ruling my Life...and it was. I had to let it go, and Micah told me so in that dream...and I did...well almost completely. I can never be around her again and thankfully I don't have to.
    But I completely understand that you have to let grief go or it will totally consume you...and the person you love will still be gone. There's no turning back, so let it go, just let it go.

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    1. I like that you understand this so well, Rose.

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