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Grief . . . A Bottomless Well April 4, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Health & Wellness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Grief is a bottomless well.  We cannot cry it dry.

No matter how fast and furious our tears fall, the well  continues to overflow,  creating rivers of sadness.

No matter how steadfast our attempts to process the pain, the well remains filled to the brim, threatening to drown us in a sea of salty tears.

Peering into its depths, we see nothing but darkness, an abyss of sorrow.

We cannot empty the well.  Each time we revisit our grief, the wellspring of pain returns, replenishing itself over and over with torrents of recycled tears.

We cannot empty the well . . . but we can start to live, work, and play around it.

As we turn away from its murky depths, and expand our focus to embrace what life is offering, the well will dry up of its own accord.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Quote:  The tragedy of life is not so much what we suffer, but rather what we miss.  ~ Thomas Carlyle