I am often asked how I can bear to witness this kind of pain regularly. My answer is simple: I get to see the pain of loss change people in miraculously positive ways. Grief Quotes by Heather Stang.
The better I got to know myself through mindfulness practice, the more I knew I wanted to help others reduce their suffering.” – Heather Stang From Mindfulness & Grief, Page
Simply put, mindfulness is the art of using your senses to be fully awake in the present moment. Grief Quotes by Heather Stang.
Since the goal of mindfulness practice is the cessation of suffering, it can only make sense to bring the two together. Grief Quotes by Heather Stang.
Adapting to Your Loss - Mindfulness & Grief
As you reacquaint yourself with your spirit by slowing down and turning your focus inward, you will hear the whispered wisdom of your true self, which has long been forgotten and can now be remembered.
Look deeply when it feels right; back off when it feels right. Know that just showing up is enough. Grief Quotes by Heather Stang.
The only thing you need to approach your grief mindfully is yourself--just as you are, right now. Grief Quotes by Heather Stang
A key element of grief work is reconstructing your personal story. The mindfulness practices will help you to move forward through your experience of loss while creating a continuing bond with the person you will always love.
The reality is that when you have worked through your grief you will not be the same as you were before your loss; you will not be the same as you are now. Grief Quotes by Heather Stang.
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Grief-work isn't about "getting over it." It's about adapting and finding new ways to relate.
Remember that your intention in starting this mindful journey is to reduce suffering, and while there may be times when unpleasant feelings arise, always treat yourself with loving-kindness. Grief Quotes by Heather Stang.
No matter how disoriented you feel, your mindfulness practice will help to bring you back to the safe harbor of the present moment using the tools you already have; your breath and your body.