When it comes to dealing with adversity, accepting it is not always easy, especially when it involves a devastating sudden loss, like what happened on 9-11, (September 11, 2001), 13 years ago today. Many had to accept it, live with it, and over time, hopefully distance themselves from the painful memories of the loss of their loved ones.
Same thing if it’s an ongoing situation, where you see someone you love disappearing before your eyes due to some incurable disease. Maybe it’s not as devastating. I don’t know. Grief is grief; it’s not easy. But our perspective could change over time. And that can be the merciful nature of time. Here is a haiku about it.
The Merciful Nature of Time
Time is kind to us
It lets us get used to change
Then we can move on
© Ken Chawkin
September 11, 2014
Does Time Heal All Wounds?
They say, Time heals all wounds. But does it? Not according to Worth Kilcrease, a counselor who specializes in end-of-life and bereavement matters. He says it’s what you do with the time that heals. Read his article Time Heals All Wounds, or Does It? published on April 24, 2008 in Psychology Today’s The Journey Ahead.
The David Lynch Foundation
One organization helping people deal with adversity and various forms of traumatic stress and grief is the David Lynch Foundation. Visit their website and see how they are Healing Traumatic Stress and Raising Performance in At-Risk Populations http://davidlynchfoundation.org. See DLF executive director Bob Roth speak at Google Zeitgeist 2014.
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