The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
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The Geography of Sorrow

The Geography of Sorrow

Feb 26, 2019-- In this interview, psychotherapist Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, invites us to view grief as a visitor to be welcomed, not shunned. He reminds us that, in addition to feeling pain over the loss of loved ones, we harbor sorrows stemming from the state of the world, the cultural maladies we inherit, and the misunderstood parts of ourselves. He says grief comes in many forms, and when it is not expressed, it tends to harden the once-vibrant parts of us. He founded WisdomBridge, which seeks to combine the wisdom of traditional cultures with insights from Western spiritual, poetic, and psychological perspectives and he leads rituals designed to help participants release their grief through writing, singing, and movement. (58448 reads)


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Take ActionIn our preset culture, we tend to carry grief alone and emphasize the hope of getting over it. But thousands of years of song and shared sorrow suggest that we might do better to share our grief in some way that opens us to "kindness, compassion or community." Take a little time today to grieve for whatever your losses may be and try to share your feelings with someone near to you.



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