Don’t protect the past
Well, that’s an odd direction for inspiration to take when we’re looking at grieving.
Isn’t that what grieving is about – lost connections to the past?
Can’t say I’ve grieved for the future, although now thinking of such a concept, it’s not too far fetched.
“Don’t protect the past” first appeared, and obviously stuck, a couple of weeks ago watching the Clinton Global Initiative plenary session Reimagining Impact (see 04:52)
This was Ginni Rometty’s, CEO of IBM, first rule of three for those who desire constant reinvention.
Dots began to align.
To live a bliss full life is to essentially live a life of reinvention.
The more we change and expand our awareness, the less of our old self we become.
Growing up we call these rites of passage.
We eagerly anticipate and celebrate these important stages of stepping into the new and separating ourselves from who we were before.
As adults we tend towards holding on to what we have been and what we know.
We don’t stop growing, but we do stop celebrating and openly stepping into our next life that is calling.
Grieving is the process of letting go and leaving behind.
Grieving is also the process of opening ourselves to the unknowns of what lies ahead.
Life moves on, never behind.
Trying to remain the same is the fuel of struggle and the death of what can be.
Of who we can be.
When we change, others are drawn into the tension too.
Family dinners aren’t the same.
Time spent with friends is different.
What we yearn for is not what we had.
Could grieving then, be another rite of passage to help us remember, but not protect the past.
To allow Life to flow forward, as Life always will, and to remain in the flow of where change can take us when we allow.
Despite how seemingly backwards the idea might be, perhaps grieving is a process of celebrating our deep caring for others in order to find new ways be together.
Wednesdays are your personal invitation to look into the everyday, as well as the philosophical, in order to see where we’re already Living Bliss. As the Life we seek becomes part of our normal day-to-day, we can easily forget we’ve found ourselves as we work, live and play.
Blissed by cats, potatoes and clouds, Lorraine is a “curious left-brained creative big picture idea” type who never stops questioning or connecting the dots to make possibilities come true. She uses her knack for combining intuitive abilities and logic to help you hear the inner whispers “there’s something more” and re-ignite what Lights you up. Lorraine’s deepest wish is for you to be full of yourself in everything you do – a life truly lived in bliss. You can also join her weekly look into the everyday with Letters From Home.