Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inspirational quotes

Not only should we be unashamed of grief, confident
that its expression will not permanently hurt us, but
we should also possess the wisdom to talk about our
loss and through that creative conversation with
friends and companions begin to reconstruct the broken
fragments of our lives . . . We should not resist the
sympathy and stimulation of social interaction. We
should learn not to grow impatient with the slow
healing process of time . . . We should anticipate
these stages in our emotional convalescence: unbearable
pain, poignant grief, empty days, resistance to
consolation, disinterestedness in life, gradually
giving way under the healing sunlight of love,
friendship, social challange, to the new weaving of a
pattern of action and the acceptance of the irrestible
challenge of life.
-- Rabbi Joshua L. Liebman

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