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Grief and Healing

Grief and Healing

Grief and Healing

Grief and healing are two things which are very closely connected with each other. While the first is an emotion, the second one is the process of recovery from it. Grief is our emotion that we show when we feel sorrow from deep down of our heart. Grief makes us sad and makes us feel empathetic to a person. Grief may be resulted from various factors of our life. It might be caused due to death of a dear person or might be due to a mishap to someone near and dear. Or even it might be caused due to passing away of one’s pet. Grief is closely interrelated with sorrow and when the sorrow is overflown with emotion, it is called grief. Healing on the other hand is a process of recovery from grief. While grief surrounds us with its all-encompassing gloominess and we feel like there is no meaning to the earthly life anymore, it is healing that shows us the way to overcome from grief and shows us the way to a normal life. As grief is a cloud on our mind’s sky which sometimes hides the sun, healing is the silver lining of the clouds behind which the sun would be hidden.

When grief surmounts us from every aspect and there is not a single ray of hope in our life, healing helps us to continue our life and it gradually removes away the pain and sorrow caused from the loss. Healing is very crucial for someone who has recently faced a loss – anyone who may currently be conquered by grief. Healing is the process with the help of which, our grief reduces bit by bit and gradually we become able to get rid of grief completely. Healing can be offered to someone in many ways. One of the most effective ways of healing is to sympathize with the person and show your empathy to them. This would help them realize that you are also hurt and feeling sorrow and this would make him/her feel like sharing his pain and loss. And sorrow reduces by sharing. Verbal healing is a process where you say encouraging words and provide moral support to the affected person.

Healing can also be offered by simply letting the person to be alone for some time. There are some particular griefs which cannot be healed by mere words. For these types of grief, time is the only thing that will help in getting out of this emotion. As the saying goes- ‘time is the greatest healer’. All the greatest sorrows and griefs are gradually gone over time and it is our in-built human capability to overcome grief over time. You just have to allow some time to process the things and as the time would pass by, the amount of sorrow and grief would gradually decrease. Eventually one would return to his/her normal state of mind, of course still taking with them that experience of grief of course. But nevertheless, it is always vital to offer moral support by encouraging a person with positive words and thought.

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