Wake Up Call! – Re-Engaging with Life


RE-ENGAGING WITH LIFE

Grief is transformed when we re-engage with life.

Penny’s grief at the death of her son from a drug overdose seemed inconsolable. In spite of having supported her son through rehab programs she wondered if something else could have been done. She says, “I wasn’t sure how I would carry on.”

Penny could have chosen to be immersed in grief but instead chose to honor her son by choosing a different path.

“I decided to give up a cerebral professional life and go back to school to get a master’s in social work. I hoped that by working with kids on the edge I could offer a path beyond despair and drugs.”

The result is a life that Penny says has expanded her heart and understanding of those grappling with addiction and despair. “My personal spirituality which sustained me through my son’s death grew into a spirituality of compassion and hope engaged with others. My loss is still real but my choices have brought me unexpected new life, hope and even happiness.”

Call-to-Action:

In your own loss, grief or despair:

  • Honor the reality of your experience and emotions

  • Be aware of what the Universe invites you into

  • Expect to re-engage in life with compassion and tenderness

Notice how your choices to re-engage result in a more richly textured way of living in the present.

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