Thursday 19 August 2021

To Grief is to Heal (1/2):

Grieving is a part of Life.

Grief and time have their own healing effect. In fact, Seneca puts it this way, "Time heals what reason cannot." Wow! Even God did not stop David from crying. Crying is therapeutic. It is cleansing. If anyone is grieving, please, let them grief. Nothing is more harmful than premature treatment. There are mental and physical health implications of not grieving appropriately. 

So, if you see anyone grieving, please, let them grief. Let them heal. We should remember that grieving, though a painful process, ultimately helps us move forward when allowed to run its course. Reasonings might heal some. You might be able to rationalize some things. However, some things might never make sense. Only time can cause them to fizzle away. The hormones secreted into the bloodstream need time to fizzle out.

Some things need an eternity to make sense of. Those need time to meltdown in your heart. Those need a soothing touch of love and reassurance, which needs time to penetrate deep enough to cause the effect. It is not in the words said but in the assurance of friendship, family, and love; the assurance of presence, care and connectedness; the feeling of being seen, counting, and recognized, not just mere statistics.

St. Akin de Hungry.

© 2015 Akin Akinbodunse.

Link Study Series:
Give Time for Healing (2/2)

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