Tuesday, July 23, 2013
May I be open to the pain of grief.
May I find the inner resources to be present for my sorrow.
May I accept my sadness, knowing I am not my sadness.
May I accept my own and others’ anger, fear, anxiety, and sorrow, [knowing that our hearts are not limited by these feelings].
May I accept my grief, knowing it does not make me bad or wrong.
May I forgive myself for not meeting my loved one’s needs.
May I forgive myself for mistakes made and things left undone.
May I be open with myself and others about my experience of suffering and loss.
May I find peace and strength that I may use my resources to help others.
May all those who grieve be released from their sorrow.
(from Joan Halifax, Being With Dying)