Welcome to The Grieving Mind. Our mission is to raise awareness about grieving by creating a new platform and understanding for the bereaved and their “Grieving Mind”. The “Grieving Mind”, put simply, is completely altered and needs to be treated as such. Herein, we provide information about the Potential Emotions of Grieving, the Signs and Symptoms of Grieving, and the purpose of each stage. We’ve provided a practical list on How to Help Someone that is Grieving if this is your first time in a supportive role for your bereaved as well as our list of Services if you or someone you love has recently suffered a loss and is feeling lost, stuck, confused, or afraid to move forward in life. We will explore the Various Types of Grieving as well as provide resources for each type of loss and various Coping strategies one may employ. We have also provided information about Complicated Grief and how it differs from a standard grief response. We will approach complex subjects such as Forgiveness, Loss, Love, and Fear, the Gift of Compassion and their roles in your recovery as well as Self-Compassion, all on your road to return to Hope.
We are dedicated to raising grief awareness by providing information, services, resources, and a safe community in which to process your grieving. We are committed to providing a space of true compassion for those that have suffered a loss in their life. Through community we heal, and in that healing may you return to your true self again, your joy.
Why is it that we give more weight to some losses over others? Is it merely because of the value that we placed on the loved one/lost thing? Why are we not more accustomed to loss? We experience loss, quite literally, all the time. In fact, the very nature of life is change. The very definition of life is impermanence. We lose our youth, our innocence, our hair, our vision, our car keys, minutes in an hour, hours in a day, weeks in a year, our memory, our wallets, and money in the stock market. We lose everything. It should, therefore, be no surprise that we will also lose people and many other things that are so close to our hearts that seemingly make up the very fabric of our being.
If, however, we can accept the absolute truth of the impermanence of life, that all things will eventually change, diminish, or be “lost”, then we may begin to truly live in the present moment and completely release all doubt, worry, and anxiety about the future. All of which we cannot control anyway. By doing this, we allow ourselves the critical space and time to fully process a loss. The emotions of grieving cannot be skipped or hurried through, and may repeat throughout the grieving process. Moving through the process, we finally arrive at acceptance of not only the loss but of the constant flux of life. Accepting the absolute truth of the impermanence of life has the power to bring us deep inner peace.