Loss. Such a painful thing. It tears away a little piece of your heart. Then another piece and another one. And another one. Loss breaks your heart. Shatters your spirits. Loss ushers you into sorrow, that sad, sad place that drenches you in tears.
Sorrow, even when it’s public, is so personal, so intimate that oftentimes, only you can truly feel the extent of its pinch. Sorrow shadows loss. Wherever there is loss, sorrow shows up.
Fresh sorrow is like a storm that uproots you and tosses you all over the place, leaving you wounded and bruised. But in the same way that a storm can transport a tiny leaf to the peak of a mountain, sorrow can transport you to the peak of your emotional and spiritual strength. This strength will cause you to feel the calmness of raindrops even when the wind is howling in your ear.
Like a whirlwind, sorrow stirs questions even as it leaves their answers buried deep in the ground. Worry not about the answers. Some answers only stem from the ground at the right time, in due course. Just trust that sometimes, your spirit knows what your mind doesn’t.
When loss visits your heart and sorrow storms in, don’t wrestle with that sorrow. Embrace it because when you do so, those tears of sorrow will merely pave the way for deep peace to flow in.