I wonder so often why our culture rejects sadness and thereby bars the way towards the soul. Surely we don’t want to get stuck in sadness only but suffering increases when grief is denied or blocked. I suffered unresolved grief for so long, I am sure it led to my cancer as well as repressed anger over invalidation. I wanted to share this from Marianne Williamson on the necessity of grief and grieving. So many get scared or go ballistic if we cry, if so it is on them and NOT US. HAD A FUCKING GUTFULL OF IT LATELY REALLY!!
I have come to trust the process of grief in my life and in the lives of others I’ve known. Suppressed tears are more dangerous than those that fall. Tears we cry can heal us, and tears we don’t cry can hurt us. Among other things, denying ourselves permission to feel our sadness can desensitize us to the pain of others. And that is never a good thing. A period of mourning – with all is wailing, its tears, and its suffering – isn’t necessarily the sign of a problem. Its simply the sign of love.