Encountering the loss of a companion or someone special, losing a job or home, or having a noteworthy change in a day-to-day life, like, the end of a relationship, can cause sentiments of stress and sorrow. This profound time of trouble that frequently follows misfortune is known as distress.
You know you or someone’s grieving when you can feel emotional and physical changes due to your loss, like, anger, lack of sleep or change in sleeping cycle, irritation, frustration and getting physically tired.
Grief can make your feel weak, lonely and powerless but you should know that you are not alone.
You may at times feel that the heaviness in your chest is not allowing you to breathe.. it’s natural response, your body and mind are trying to understand grief. Sometimes we feel afraid of losing someone again but also, we don’t want anyone’s presence around us, we want to be left with our thoughts and emotions. Grief can leave us feeling overwhelmed due to the change that has occurred after a significant loss. Learning and getting self aware about the symptoms of grief is integral to effectively cope up for your well being and acknowledging the loss.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, 1969, identified 5 stages of grief which are used to educate people about how to cope up with loss of your dear one and self educate yourself with the thoughts and feelings you have been experiencing and how you can deal with them.
Experiments & findings suggest that some may not experience the grief in the given order and some might experience one stage more than once for a period of time. Learning and getting aware about your thoughts and feelings is an important step in sailing through the grief.
“When the heart sobs for what it has lost, the spirit chuckles for what it has found”
Original: “When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul laughs for what it has found.” – An old Sufi aphorism
“The danger of affection is misfortune, and the cost of misfortune is despondency – however the agony of distress is just a shadow when contrasted and the torment of never gambling love”.
Original: The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief–but the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.
“You never truly quit missing somebody – you simply figure out how to live around the gigantic feeling of their nonattendance.”
Original: “I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone–you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.”
“Grief resembles the sea; it goes ahead waves ebbing and streaming. Some of the time the water is quiet, and some of the time it is overpowering. Everything we can do is figure out how to swim.”
Original “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”
“Once in a while, with just an absence of a person, the entire world appears to be empty.”
Original “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”
“While grief is new, every step to divert yourself just aggravates. You should hold up till it be processed, and afterward delight will disperse its remaining parts.”
Original “While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.”
“Trust me, each heart has its own sorrows, the world may call a man cold, while he’s just in pain”.
Original “Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.”
“Grief is the last demonstration of adoration & love we can provide for those we cherished. Where there is profound grief, there was incredible love.”
Original “Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”
We hope these grief quotes help you to overcome the most difficult experience of life. If you need help then BetterLYF Grief Counseling is here for you.
Disclaimer: Please note that we are not a crisis intervention helpline. Should you have severe symptoms or have thought about harming yourself, please seek immediate medical help or call suicide prevention helplines such as
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