In this week’s blog, we wrote about the dance of grief and joy we are all experiencing. It is important to be in touch with our feelings and to be present with them. This doesn’t mean we should wallow in our losses, but rather acknowledge the sadness and grief, while at the same time feeling the joy and beauty around us. Here are some other articles exploring other aspects of this.
That uncomfortable coronavirus feeling: It could be grief “Maybe you’re among the most fortunate in the coronavirus crisis — your loved ones are healthy and you’re sheltering at home. Yet you still feel emotionally bulldozed by the pandemic. Those feelings of uncertainty, helplessness and exhaustion may be grief…. But grief can come from the loss of anything we’re attached to deeply: the loss of economic stability, the loss of our ability to move around freely, the ability to participate in life’s milestones in person.”
Coronavirus Has Upended Our World. It’s OK To Grieve “The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe has not only left many anxious about life and death issues, it’s also left people struggling with a host of less obvious, existential losses as they heed stay-home warnings and wonder how bad all of this is going to get. To weather these uncertain times, it’s important to acknowledge and grieve lost routines, social connections, family structures and our sense of security — and then create new ways to move forward — says interfaith chaplain and trauma counselor, Terri Daniel.”
Balancing Grief and Joy in a Time of Uncertainty “‘Grief is love that has nowhere to go.’ Buddhist teacher Roshi Joan Halifax took our breaths away with truth as she shared this bit of wisdom she learned from one of her students in an Irresistible podcast episode titled, ‘Grief in a time of not knowing.’ For the past month and a half, I’ve been contemplating the role of collective grief in this global crisis with hesitant curiosity”