Psychology Has It Backwards

Episode 28: How Understanding Helps to Regain Balance After Loss

Grief is a natural immediate response to loss or tragedy. But grief is really more about us than about the loss we grieve. When someone or something dear or important to us is suddenly gone from us, we feel the emptiness of a space no longer filled in our life. The natural remedy for grief is allowing our own wisdom to show us new paths for ourselves, and allowing our minds to come to peace so that we can enjoy our memories without suffering. Suffering arises from thinking we “should” be sad for a certain length of time, or that we “ought to” show respect by staying in grief.

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