Grief is, perhaps, the most intimate of ...
all the lives we'll never lead
boyhood and the grief of lost time
complicated notion of complicated grief
condolences end. Being a widow doesn't
embrace the shadow & the light
encountering grief (guided meditation)
finding compassion after suicide
good grief: is there a better way
grieving dads: to the brink and back
how do you help a grieving friend (video)
friend going through a difficult time
commital and memorial services
it's okay to not be okay. (refuge in grief)
light in the darkness (blog entry)
looking well to the growing edge
the spiritual struggle for gratitude
on grief as a spiritual practice
role of grief on the spiritual path
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... spiritual practices. It is at once both an experience and a process - a journey that takes us deeper and farther than we would willingly choose to go. Because nothing less than our very soul is at stake, it makes possible a unique perspective which focuses our attention exclusively on that which is of vital and essential value for our living.
Matters of life and death and ultimate meaning take center stage. We have no choice but to grapple with the core reality of who we are, in the hope that somehow light will shine into the midst of our darkness.
It is a spiritual practice because it requires patience and stamina beyond what seems possible, and because ultimately it is not accomplished through our own efforts, but as pure gift straight from the heart of the Sacred Presence who accompanies us on the journey.
~ by Roger Lynn (pastor, poet, photographer, Webmaster)
(links continued here)
the peace of wild things (W. Berry)
uncomplicated grief in the new normal
unseen burden of a veteran's grief
vulnerability (by david whyte)
walking wounded in church leadership
web md: what is normal grieving
your threads have come undone:
a letter to a grieving husband