The never fleeting feeling of grief makes us detach our ties with the external world and push back into a self-created cocoon. These 8 grief quotes compiled by Tracy Smith LPC can serve as a powerful mechanism in helping out heart cope with sadness and slowly bringing it out of solidarity.
1. “To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”
This powerful quote of William Shakespeare laid out the fact that the propensity of our grief is reduced when we express the same by shedding out tears. Although it cannot completely wipe away sorrow, tears can definitely diminish its propensity.
2. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
Goodbyes are definitely the hardest. This also held true for A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh. But in the end, it feels good to have such friends and family who can make you feel loved to such an extent that you feel bereaved on their absence.
3. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”
Alphonse de Lamartine held the view that even one person can have such significant importance in your life, that his bare absence can lead to a heavy vacuum in your heart.
4. “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death.”
Coco Chanel reflects on the fact that the consequences of our present actions might lead to future regrets. Guilt can be a very strong feeling which holds the potential of eating into our happiness as we constantly ponder over whatever we did and how it could have been done differently.
5. “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”
Eminent poet Leo Tolstoy pointed out that love can make us weak and strong at the same time. While it shatters our heart with the sharp shards of sorrow, it also prepares us adequately for counteracting with the grief.
6. “Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
Lebanese-American author and poet Kahlil Gibran tried to emphasize on the power of love with this world-famous quote. We often tend to love limitlessly but realize its intensity only on being separated from our beloved.
7. “Grief, I now understand, is a sort of madness, in the same way, that falling in love is madness.”
Clover Stroud, British journalist held the view that we all have a tendency of alienating the bereaved and thus treating grief as a private affair although we celebrate the very existence of lovers. But both these feelings cause an outburst of emotions as we get speechless and too dumbfounded to react in a proper fashion.
8. “To hold, you must first open your hand. Let go.”
This inspiring quote from the Chinese book of philosophy Tao Te Ching lays down the fact that we are not destined to hold on to things. You will notice clenched hands of new-born babies who slowly start opening them up within the first few weeks of birth. This, in turn, makes them ready for the newest excitements which life has to offer. Along the way, they will have to let go of familiarity and embrace the new journey which lies ahead.