In life everybody faces difficult times such as the loss of a loved one, a divorce or break-up, or an illness.
We can face a job loss, relocation, economic hardships. As you read these lines you may identify with one or several of these losses, and although you may feel you won’t be able to overcome the pain and be happy again, you can bounce back after a loss and even thrive on grief.
You can find strength and hope no matter what you are confronting in life. It may take time (it is different for each of us), but it is possible. What matters most is to have faith and believe in your resilience. Yes, you have the ability to recover after a loss. You just need to look into your inner self, to bring out those resources.
I won’t be happy again….
Life is unfair….
Why has this happened to me….
These are some of the thoughts you may entertain at moments of grief, despair, or hopelessness. It is natural to experience these emotions. It only shows you are human. Still, you can choose to dwell on your pain or bounce back after your loss.
I have been so touched by many of my clients who have faced painful situations and thrive after a loss, that I wanted to remind you of your possibilities. In my own life I have confronted many losses, and have been able to bounce back. At this moment I am confronting a huge loss …the loss of my beloved mother. I am living my grieving process a moment at a time, with all my love.
Inspired by this love, I am transforming this loss into spiritual growth.
It has to do with faith, hope, strength, resilience, and love.
We have valuable resources in our spirit, mind, and heart. It is up to us if we use them.
We are able to transform our loss and transform our lives!
Ligia M. Houben