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January 24 2012

Grieving

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:

On September 27th of last year my wife of 39.5 yrs. made her transition. She was just short of turning 64 y/o. It was her 3rd hospitalization for a heart attack, and watching the nurse slowly increase the morphine & decrease the medication that was sustaining her was extremely sad and heart breaking. My question is about grieving. Do you have a recommended practice for grieving? I know that each person grieves in their own way & time. It was requested of me to take a year to do this. Any thoughts that you can share would be of help. Thank You, Namaste'

Response:

I’m sorry for the loss of your life’s love. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There is no timetable or way of grieving that applies to everyone. Your inner intelligence and guidance knows how best to heal that pain of physical separation. Be gentle and nonjudgmental with yourself and the wisdom of your soul will naturally direct your grieving process in the appropriate expression for you. One thing I will say is that it is grief is very hard on the body as well as the heart, and people often neglect their physical health during that time, and that can impede the healing process. It is important that you continue to take care of your physical health with proper food, rest and exercise now in order to support your emotional healing.
Love,
Deepak

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  • Brilliant lost is a translation our personal love never dies :)

    valentine // 2012-01-24 14:10:31 // //
  • When my wife went home, my grieving was to celebrate her life and know she is with God and it made me feel better.

    Randy Wahler // 2012-01-24 14:34:53 // //

 

 

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  • dear deepak i need some more information on grieving which book of yours do i read ?or maybe some article or website ? i have just lost my 29 year old daughter 2 months ago . thank you so much

    rupasidhu // 2012-09-11 10:47:05 // //
  • Namastê, Deepak Chopra Friends ♥

    God`s Garden of Eden // 2012-01-26 05:34:12 // //
  • GRIEVE AND SOOTHE YOUR SOUL; MAY PEACE BE WITHIN YOU, DR. :(

    Marieé Thereze // 2012-01-26 00:40:16 // //
  • 10 months ago my dad committed suicide and I think about every single day. Some days are harder than others but I manage. What helped me when my father decided to transition early was reading Deepak Chopra`s book "Life After Death: Burden of Proof." This book saved my life and really helped me have a better a understanding of life and death. This book may help you as well. Also, I read the Chopra Center`s daily inspirations which really help me as well. Especially to help keep my mind positive because I know first hand that experiencing a great lost can take you to dark places in your mind.

    Jasmine // 2012-01-25 02:59:38 // //
  • I lost my husband in a tragic car accident less than a year ago. By taking care of myself to heal my mind, body and spirit, I`ve become more whole than ever before. At times I feel his energy. The same energy I felt with my eyes closed and his physical self next to me. I love him so much and feel the joy he taught me in life and after his passing.

    Deidre // 2012-01-24 23:05:47 // //
  • Today would be my dad`s 55th birthday. He passed September 25 of last year. You always know just what to say, Deepak.

    Ben // 2012-01-24 22:59:50 // //
  • What helped me after losing my daughter was meditation groups where I learnt how to communicate with her...now I help others learn how to connect to their loved ones. What a gift my daughter continues to give me. God bless you and know that she is still with you...hugs

    Heather // 2012-01-24 18:29:49 // //
  • May peace be with you during your and yours` loss. I like a lantern floating ceremony that Hawaii does... It allows for the grievers to let go. Here`s a link describing the ceremony. http://www.tricycle.com/blog/memorial-day-lantern-floating-ceremony

    Heather Van Gunten-Kizzie // 2012-01-24 18:09:28 // //
  • I AM SO SORRY I WILL GRIEVE WITH U! MY PRAYERS ARE YOURS ITS A HARD TIME FOR OF U

    Cheryll Parker Cutroneo // 2012-01-24 15:25:46 // //
  • The hardest thing about life is that we have to confront these heartbreaking physical separations from our loved ones, but we have to do it, and we have to turn our love on, again and again.

    Danu // 2012-01-24 15:22:50 // //
  • I am so sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace. Cry and miss her and let people see your pain, real friends will not mind. Then little by little as time goes by it will get better. Set up a foundation in her name, give back in her honor so that the world will always remember her.

    Neda Bolourchi // 2012-01-24 14:53:05 // //
  • Prayers for you.

    Elizabeth Satiacum // 2012-01-24 14:48:55 // //
  • Cry when you need to. Let people help, cook clean etc... Lots of prayers.

    Elizabeth Satiacum // 2012-01-24 14:48:41 // //
  • When my wife went home, my grieving was to celebrate her life and know she is with God and it made me feel better.

    Randy Wahler // 2012-01-24 14:34:53 // //
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiLnjB7McCw

    valentine // 2012-01-24 14:15:55 // //
  • Brilliant lost is a translation our personal love never dies :)

    valentine // 2012-01-24 14:10:31 // //
  • GOD IS MY ONLY ANSWER! PRAYER! TRACI DIRECTOR

    Traci Gaines // 2012-01-24 13:52:52 // //