Grief is an overwhelming emotion. Many of us have experienced the passing of a loved one. They have gone and left us behind. Have they really left us behind or are we taking them with us? When a person passes away, it is a strong belief that their souls live on. The vision of happiness is imagined by the living, that our loved ones no longer will endure the obstacles of earthly life. Belief in a world that the human life has a soul is comforting to know that the once humanized individual has not gone far at all.
Take a moment…remember all that is good in this world and focus on it. If we dwell on the loss and negative emotions that are associated with grief, we will surely miss out on the bigger picture staring us in the face…that simply, is to LIVE. Be alive, while you are living. You are still alive. It is undoubtedly difficult dealing with the loss of a loved one, but each day is a reminder that we are alive. They also would want us to continue living our lives to their fullest. You and I may always miss and long to be with those who have departed, after all, we are human. We can honor them by sharing love and light each and every day. Each moment present is the opportunity to challenge your inner ability to choose happiness. Remembering love, being love, and sharing love is one of the best forms of therapy.
People die, but they will always be with us. We breathe them. Our memories never fade the image of their human form. Their visits to our dreams remind us of their love and warmth. They are not gone, we take them with us.
“When we are alive we breathe the argon of time. Travelers around the globe, people that we have never met in other countries, and people we are sitting next to at any given moment. Yes, you and I, at this very moment are breathing in shared air. Air that was once oxidized by loved ones who are no longer with us, keep us breathing. They are not gone, but they are in each breath we take.” -Lashauna D. Hinton