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Suffering is Optional

Grieving is a healing process, and each person's process is unique. The way to move through grieving is to allow yourself to cry all of your tears. This is a time to be especially gentle, kind, and tender with yourself. Allowing yourself to grieve is self-honoring.

If, however, you are suffering with feelings of guilt, regret and remorse, this is unnecessary suffering. These feelings are most often due to misinterpretations and ill-founded beliefs.

As an example, I was… Continue

Added by Irene Kendig on June 27, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Alleviating Unnecessary Suffering

My dog Ringo died after being hit by a car when I was fifteen. As I ran to his side, he acknowledged my presence with one last wag of his tail. I was devastated. I blamed myself for his death. I also blamed my mom, who was at work. I believed that, if she'd been home, this never would have happened. I thought Ringo shouldn't have died when he did.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience rather than humans with spirits. This is no small distinction. The opposite of death is… Continue

Added by Irene Kendig on June 26, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

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