By Allen Klein
After we experience a loss, we tend to focus on what we no longer have. As a result we focus our energy on the negative, or what is missing in our life, rather than on the positive, or all of those wonderful things we still have. One of my spiritual teachers once told me that when we want what we don’t have, we waste what we do have. To translate that into loss-related situations—to want what is no longer in our life is to waste what still remains in our life.
We usually don’t think about giving… Continue reading
The power of gratitude is an amazing thing, when we focus on what we have instead of what we don’t it puts us into a total place of love and possibility. Oh, I know some days its hard to find anything to be grateful for when you have experienced profound loss, but on the “better” days, I encourage you to write down what you are grateful for, as this will help with your grief recovery.
I believe that what we focus on expands and with that thought, I want to create more of what I am grateful for.
Thanksgiving is that family time when we all share a meal and talk about all that we are thankful for. Sometimes through grieving we can’t seem to find gratitude through our tears and sorrow, and you know what that’s OK for now – give yourself a reasonable amount of time. You will search your soul and find many things to be grateful for when you are ready, remember to focus on those still in your life, and the many blessings you have everyday such as a job that provides security and money, a home you have to shelter you, food… Continue reading