When our hearts are heavy with grief, writing can often be the outlet where not only emotions purge but untapped wisdom lies.
I write every single day – articles, blog posts, inspirational posts for my Facebook wall. Sometimes when I look back on what I’ve written I think, wow! Did I really write that? Where did that come from?
It came from that place within normally hidden from view. That place within where flow comes if we tap into our true heart and our deep knowing – those recesses of the soul that normally we give little opportunity for expression. These are the places that are frequently triggered when tragedy or adversity strikes. In great pain, in great loss, in great grief comes an outpouring of beauty, an outpouring of wisdom and inspiration.
So today I want to share with you my list of Top 10 Inspirational Grief Quotes from many who have also felt the pain of loss and the burden of grief.
“I need someone who believes that the sun will rise again but who does not fear my darkness. Someone who can point out the rocks in my way without making me a child by carrying me. Someone who can stand in thunder and watch the lightning and believe in a rainbow.” ~ Fr Joe Mahoney
“The grief within me has its own heartbeat. It has its own life, its own song. Part of me wants to resist the rhythms of my grief, yet as I surrender to the song, I learn to listen deep within myself” ~ Alan Wolfelt
“Tears are words that need to be written” ~ Paulo Coelho
“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” ~ Gandhi
“Every day my love for you grows higher, deeper, wider, stronger……..It grows and grows until it touches the tip of where you are and comes back to me in the loving memory of you, and my heart melts with that love and grows even more.” ~ Maureen Hunter
“You are not enclosed within your bodies, nor confined to houses or fields. That which is you dwells above the mountain and roves with the wind….” ~ Kahlil Gibran
“And if I go, whilst you’re still here…know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure behind a thin veil…. ” ~ Colleen Corah Hitchcock*
* This was originally incorrectly attributed to Emily Dickinson but was in fact from the poem Ascension written by Colleen Hitchcock. You can find details of Colleens work here >>>>
“So long as we live they too shall live and love for they are a part of us, as we remember them” ~ Gates of Prayer
“Let me come in where you are weeping, friend and let me take your hand. I who have known a sorrow such as yours, can understand” ~ Grace Noll Crowell
“When your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets in to you, may a flock of colours, indigo, red, green and azure blue come to awaken in you a meadow of delight.” ~ John O’Donohue
Have you written something as a result of a loss in your life? Is there a quote that inspires you in your grief?
I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment.