An Enlightening Poem About Grief

I was given this poem by a client and I was struck by how much I resonated with its enlightening words:


I had my own notion of grief.

I thought it was a sad time

That followed the death of someone you love.

And you had to push through it

To get to the other side.

But I’m learning there is no other side.

There is no pushing through.

But rather,

There is absorption.



And grief is not something that you complete.

But rather you endure.

Grief is not a task to finish,

And move on,

But an element of yourself –

An alteration of your being.

A new way of seeing,

A new definition of self. 

Author Unknown

“Absorption, adjustment, acceptance and a new definition of self.” Grief is about integration. A lovely poem that brings understanding, comfort and a moment of peace.

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