Anytime we are healing it’s important to have something in our life that inspires us to go on.
In times of healing it is helpful to focus our attention on what we love, on what brings joy to our heart and things that bring us comfort.
Inspiration Takes Many Forms
Inspiration is different for all of us. We find joy and comfort in individual ways. For some it is having a quiet space to think, pray, write or read. For others inspiration comes from time in nature; with walks in the park or time tinkering in the garden. For some it’s simply sitting on a porch enjoying the view and having a few minutes of time to regroup. Where do you find your inspiration?
Give Yourself Permission
As we heal we need to allow ourselves time to do what we love.
What Do You Love To Do?
Find your special activity and allow it to soothe you. Allow it to bring you pleasure.
As I healed my losses my heart began wishing for international travel. A year after my mom died I began the process to apply for international jobs. I’d lived overseas before my mom became ill and I knew it was where my heart would sing. I knew it was the one pleasure that would help to heal my grief, and help me accept my loss. I knew it would bring me joy again.
Having lost my mother when she was only 53 I knew how precious life was. I knew without a doubt how important it was to follow my dreams and pursue my passion. I knew my mom wanted me to be happy. I knew she wanted me to live a joyful life. It was time to step out of my comfort zone again and pursue my love of travel and international living.
Due to the nature of international teaching it is a process to acquire a position. I began that process in Nov 1998. My mom died the previous fall, on Oct 29th, 1997. I applied through two agencies and attended fairs in two different cities. At the time I went through the job fair process I lived on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. I accepted a job at the June job fair of Search Associates in Washington D.C. and left for Berlin, Germany just one month later in July, 1999.
A New Beginning
Healing My Mom’s Loss Took Years
It was a process. I saw a therapist weekly for six months. I’m not suggesting that doing what you love is going to take away your loss. It’s simply going to help you find your way through your loss.