Things falling apart is a kind of testing . . .

Pema ChodronPema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart: “Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”

Marlene’s Musings: Add room for writing. Part of your healing journey can be to write your way through and out of grief.

Your problems may seem to expand and shrink as you remember and write. One day things may seem dreary and impossible. Another day (maybe even an hour later), life may look brighter.

Click here for ideas how to write about difficult topics without adding trauma.

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