Grief is never easy, nor is it predictable. Whether we are being present to the grief of another or walking through our own, a tender and patient response is invited. Deeply woven into the fabric of life, grief is an inevitable part of being human. If we allow it, sharing this universal emotion can invite the gifts of connection, compassion, gratitude and love.
By bringing an open awareness, curious attention and non-judgmental intention, we can witness some of the ten thousand joys and ten thousand sorrows that make up our lives. With practice we can bring greater equanimity to this passing parade of thoughts, feelings, memories, plans, worries and joys. This helps us live more fully, and remain balanced in the face of life’s challenges.