by The Poetess (SRP)
After disaster strikes and people think the most difficult part is over,
It's often just beginning, for those who were hit hardest.
Shock often settles into disaster victims, sometimes even for years after the event! When most people think it's time for us to square our shoulders and move on, the time is often just beginning for deeper feelings of grief to start surfacing. And instead of allowing a healthy grieving process, we tend to suppress it and struggle to "move on" or "put it behind us" before we are fully ready to. Many of us think that if we don't look back at what happened, and if we suppress our sadness, the pain will go away. But avoiding it doesn't make it go away. It merely stuffs it into our future, weighs us down and blocks our Hearts until we finally allow ourselves to look back, face it, embrace it and release it. So, let's not push ourselves or others to avoid talking about or feeling sadness associated with painful losses or devastating disasters. Lets not rush to glue back together what's still oozing with unshed tears. Let's support a more healthy process of grieving, so that we can heal from our painful experiences. Lets embrace each others tears until the sadness is released and peace takes its place.
Crying is like giving the Heart a shower
To wash away accumulated dirt.
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