Rachel Naomi Remen on our need to grieve

“Every great loss demands that we choose life again. We need to grieve in order to do this. The pain we have not grieved over will always stand between us and life. When we don’t grieve, a part of us becomes caught in the past like Lot’s wife who, because she looked back, was turned into a pillar of salt.” 

Rachel Naomi Remen

Yes. Grieving is vital, whether it’s for a death or some other form of loss. And loss is woven through the fabric of being human, for us all. Grief has its yin and its yang – its formless, mysterious being/receiving, alongside its acting, initiating, stepping into…. It is neither a static nor a passive experience… It is the lack of grief that freezes us.

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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