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Thread: Is natural death the only way out? — On the topic of death

  1. #191 “Grief is Praise” from The Smell of Rain on Dust — by Martín Prechtel 
    The following is an excerpt from The Smell of Rain on Dust by Martín Prechtel. In his book, Prechtel explains that the unexpressed grief prevalent in our society today is the reason for many of the social, cultural, and individual maladies that we are currently experiencing. He goes on to show how this collective, unexpressed energy is the long-held grief of our ancestors manifesting itself, and what work can be done to liberate this energy so we can heal from the trauma of loss, war, and suffering.

    Grief expressed out loud, whether in or out of character, unchoreographed and honest, for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them. Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses.
    “Grief is Praise” from The Smell of Rain on Dust — by Martín Prechtel

    http://www.dailygood.org/story/2216/...rtin-prechtel/



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  2. #192 Why My Grandfather Was Happy Even When He Was Dying — by Heather Moulder 
    Over a short time period, Charlie went from regularly golfing and gardening to being unable to do much (other than watch his body slowly waste away). He couldn’t drive, needed full-time oxygen, and had trouble walking on his own.
    Given his condition, you’d think he would have exhibited (at least some) anger, frustration, or depression. Yet he didn’t. Instead, he was the happy, content man I’d grown up with.


    Initially, I assumed that he was hiding how he really felt so that he could remain the strong patriarch of our family. But over time, I realized that he wasn’t faking it. He was happy despite all that he was going through.


    As a young, stressed-out law student who couldn’t fathom handling his situation half as well has he was, I wanted to know how this could be. So, I got up the courage to ask him.


    Charlie told me that happiness has nothing to do with your circumstances or how you feel physically. Happiness is about who you are.
    Why My Grandfather Was Happy Even When He Was Dying — by Heather Moulder

    https://tinybuddha.com/blog/why-my-g...-he-was-dying/



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  3. #193 When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help — by Angie Schultz 
    It’s hard to stand at the edge of someone else’s grief.

    There’s the awkwardness. You always feel a little like an uninvited guest who arrived late and missed the first half of the conversation—a conversation that turns out to be a wrestle between another person and the deepest parts of their own soul.

    What can you say when you realize you’ve barged in on an interaction so intimate, so personal that you just want to avert your eyes and slink quietly away?

    Then there are the triggers.

    Grief has a way of unsettling everyone in the proximity. It stirs up our own unhealed parts. Is it any wonder that we have the instinct to smooth over the other person’s emotions, to take everything back to normal, before it has the chance to stir up something inside us?

    But here’s the thing: Your friends need you. Your family members need you. When we are grieving, we need our closest loved ones more than ever.
    When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help — by Angie Schultz

    https://tinybuddha.com/blog/when-som...o-really-help/



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