guiding you through grief, loss, and new life

INTERVIEW at SEVEN PONDS

Last fall I had the pleasure of meeting Suzette Sherman, CEO of Seven Ponds, an organization that’s opening up the conversation on end-of-life issues.  We talked about grief, our personal experiences with it and how I’ve worked with people in dealing with loss.

I was interviewed by Seven Ponds here.  After you read the interview, please check out all the support they are offering. Seven Ponds and The Fluent Body share the perspective that grief, loss and death are to be embraced as integral parts of life and being human.

 

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Healing Quotes

“Don’t run away from grief, o soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain.
Because the rose came from the thorn
And the ruby came from a stone.”

– Rumi

“In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart.”

– Chogyam Trungpa

“Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.”

– Alex Grey

“Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.”

– Katherine Mansfield

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– E. M. Forster

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

– Ram Dass

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and therein is eternal delight.”

– Hui-Neng

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.”

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

– Joseph Campbell

“Joy moves always to new locations,
the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter’s tale is over. Now
with each spring day, a new story.”

– Rumi

“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

– W. S. Merwin

“Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself –
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.”

– Barb Mather

“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

“It’s time again. Tear up the violets and plant something more difficult to grow.”

– James Schuyler