This month is all about transition. Many transitions need to move through a stage of grief. What’s the difference between “good grief” and a pity party? As a business decision, I closed my massage practice of 17 years last week. I knew it was the right decision, but I’ve been grieving the loss of my connection to many wonderful people, and my chance to contribute to their lives.
I really wanted to avoid the pity party, but in doing so, I also ignored a very real emotion that was welling up, and I found myself with a lump in my throat that I even tried to imagine was a cold coming on!
- Crying when I need to
- Sleeping when I want to
- Staying in meditation as long as I can
- Allowing a wound to heal
It made me think, that if I were cut, I’d take care of the wound, keep it clean, keep it safe from any further tearing, and spend very little time in a pity party. I’m learning a lot about good grief.
What resources do you use to give space for grief while honoring your own integrity and intention toward your future?