“What to do with change and losses…Practice allowing and transforming them. Remember that healing and change happen in spirals and layers. See if you can open your heart and arms to whatever changes happen and losses occur. I sometimes tend to lay a template of the past onto the present and they feel upset when “Things are not the same.” Then I start comparing what used to be to what is not even known yet and forget to relax and just open myself to something different.
Life presents us with so many chances to practice, because it’s constantly changing. The opposite of loss is not gain it is…found.
What can you find within your losses? I recommend looking for the gifts first. They might not appear immediately. I’m often convinced that this time they’re just…Not there. This occurs to me in my mind. I’ve learned that my mind is an unreliable guide – by itself. It makes up stories and repeats fears and resistances. I’m practicing allowing my mind to have some initial input, and then following my body and emotions to decide what I actually do, or don’t do.”
SARK, in “Glad No Matter What”
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