Our capacity to cry and grieve is one of the most important abilities we have.

Without it we might eat food but never be truly nourished.

Without it we might sleep but never feel truly rested.

Without it we might be alive but not truly living.

When we shut down our grief we dull or shut down all of the other emotional and sensory input the world has to offer us.

To make up for it many of us resort to addictive highs in order to feel something, anything beyond the numbness of a heart still beating yet gone cold.

Or we simply feel nothing. Our relationships, hearts, and lives go cold and dead.

Grief is the out-breath of the feeling body.

It’s the body’s way of clearing out space – preparing itself for the life-sustaining in-breath of joy, love, and freedom.