It is tempting to stay busy, so we don’t have to navigate all our complex emotions. The risk, though, is that the rising numbers of Covid cases, homeless people, incidents of domestic violence and so many other tragedies turns flat and dull in our consciousness. We cease to care.
But by opening our hearts to the grief about all has happened to our lives, our friendships, our communities, and our world, and sharing that grief with others, we discover that
- rather than feeling worse, we feel empowered and connected
- we find new energy for coping and creating solutions
- we realize deep in our hearts that we are not alone
- we recognize that, though the pandemic has affected us in different ways, we all experience sorrow, worry, and loss