There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing...that is a friend who cares.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
Tears are the silent language of grief.
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
When you are sorrowful, look again.
To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness
The only cure for grief is action.
Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it.
She was no longer wrestling with the grief,
but could sit down with it as a lasting companion
and make it a sharer in her thoughts.
The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
To eke out the most happiness from an experience, we must anticipate it, savor it as it unfolds, express happiness, and recall a happy memory.
It's sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way - cracks you open to feeling.
When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain.
The five stages - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance - are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.