Tuesday, November 9, 2021

November 9--Don't Grieve??

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.  --Rumi

    Rumi had a really-big-picture perspective on this one. Life goes on, and things go and come in other forms, even loved ones, I believe. Rumi was encouraging non-attachment, easier said than done. 
    Don't grieve. I have some difficulty with that suggestion. Sadness and grief are natural human emotions, and if we don't feel them and let them pass, that energy gets stuck in our bodies to our long-term detriment. "Easy come, easy go" could certainly make for a carefree life, but I don't think it's that easy. We get attached to people, lifestyles, places, things--granted, sometimes too attached--but that's part of life on this planet. Grief is a very personal emotion, both in intensity and duration. We cannot tell someone how to grieve. Grief inspires compassion, and that is something that is very much needed in our world today.
    OK with grief,

Colorado sunrise by D. Hardin

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