Go from deep loss to peace.
Beware of your mind’s tendency to construct a story around the loss where you give yourself the role of a victim. Fear, anger, resentment, and self pity are the emotions that come with this role. Becoming aware of the space that lies behind the emotions, beyond the role, takes you to a deeper space, a space of peaceful emptiness.
Whenever any kind of deep loss occurs—such as losing possessions, your home, a relationship, your job, or your reputation—it’s like something inside you dies. Your sense of who you are diminishes. You may even end up asking, ”Who am I?”
- When this happens, don’t deny or ignore the pain. Instead, accept that it is there.
Face the emptiness that is there, and you may find it is no longer a fearful place but a space that emanates peace.
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