In talking to a client the other day, these words came through.
The only antidote to grief is compassion.
This is a prescription for becoming a deep and radical witness to your own experience of pain, to let it tear through you, and to allow yourself the space and time necessary to heal.
We are so accustomed to bulldozing through, thinking that if we can avoid discomfort through distraction we will bypass the experience altogether.
Or we act before fully processing, thinking the faster we work to remedy the situation the better. When in truth, we don’t know where we land and we would be better to take a breath before taking a stand.
Take the time. Take the space.