At some point in our lives, we all must deal with loss. Loss that leaves a gaping hole in your heart, aching for one more moment with a beloved person or pet. Loss is one of the hardest emotional tolls a human can experience, and it is often met with denial, anger, grief, acceptance, or a variety of other emotions. Some of us deal with loss by sheltering and isolating ourselves for a time, but in the end, everyone needs to be heard and understood. It is necessary for a person to feel loved and listened to in hard times, as we all reach out for companionship eventually. Sometimes, just listening or talking to other people can make the feeling of loss hurt just a little bit less. Inspiring quotes from others let the reader know that this is in fact a condition we all go through at some point, and there is perhaps some help in that.
He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
-Thomas Campbell, “Hallowed Ground”
While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.
Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.
Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.