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November 28 2012

Spiritual Solutions - Losing a Parent and How to Get Over Fear

Category:  Spiritual Solutions

Annaisa is wondering if there is any way to get over the fear that comes after losing a parent. She recently lost both her parents and finds that, ever since, she has carried around a strong fear of loss.

Deepak points out to her that because everything is impermanent, fear of loss is very common. He encourages her to move through fear by going toward the very things that make her uncomfortable.

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  • I was with my father when he passed. I was touching him when he exhaled for the last time. I found the experience to be liberating. I know in my bones now that there is nothing on this earth to fear, least of all death. What is the point of fearing the inevitable? Nothing is forever, everything is fluid; embrace it, ride it, relish it.

    Danji // 2012-11-28 22:20:14 // //
  • Have more success, still better health & much love

    Rafael Miecznikowski // 2012-11-28 22:08:54 // //



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  • I have married 10 yrs before and ended in divorce after 2 yrs. The person blamed me for scheizoprenic and divorced me. Now i remarried a man 4 yrs younger than me. He is demanding money daily. We asked him not to come home. Me and my 60 + mom is suffering with anxiety and depression.Why are we suffering like this when people around us are living peacefully.

    Rose // 2013-07-22 02:05:38 // //
  • Yes and I know two little people who are struggling with this now.

    Linda Kay Johnson JD // 2013-01-09 19:54:12 // //
  • I lost my mother and also held her until her last breath but she was only 56 and I am 30 and I still can`t find the way to let go of the fear of dying and leaving my daughter going through this pain I feel everyday even though my mother passed on 11/2/12 and I know her soul lives on and she can probably feel my pain and I can`t get rid of it. I completely understand "JUST ME NOW"

    Hurting // 2013-01-08 12:13:57 // //
  • I lost both parents and a sister recently. God gives you a vision that what it will feel like when your parents are gone. I became the parent. I made many sacrifices. My story is way to long to tell in this short time on earth. I fought many battles for my mothers right to life because she wanted to live but was paralyzed and speechless from a stroke.I cared for a father that could not read or write. Both depended on me. My mother would Waite in the hall for me in the nursing home. Somehow she managed to get down the hall and Waite and would start to cry if i was late and she thought i would not show. I had no time to have a family of my own. Looking for my purpose in life now. I miss my parents. As i look back my parents were not so difficult. It was our current the medical and legal system that was the problem and getting worse. Just hope your not in poverty when your parents need your help. How can i not cry. My heart is broken and i need a purpose and friends. Good people are so hard to find now days.

    just me now // 2013-01-06 03:10:41 // //
  • Losing a child... Do you have any book for situation like this too ? Eva

    Losing a parent... // 2013-01-06 01:26:30 // //
  • I am trying to deal with the fear of losing one.

    Dereje Schneider // 2013-01-05 01:34:37 // //
  • Marc Jacobs has been torturing a young girl for 5 years please read this article and help her,

    Peter Sima // 2013-01-04 19:40:42 // //
  • Muy interesante el tema, pero si, no tengo padre

    Nina Marin // 2013-01-04 19:26:40 // //
  • this is helpful!

    Andrea Futch // 2013-01-04 19:08:49 // //
  • since soul is a energy which can not be destroyed.Death is nothing but soul, changeing its costume(body) when its karmayog in the present cosume is over,soul takes new costume(body).It is just like changing your cloths.But we are so attached to the costume we feel fear of loss.your parents are definately in this world in new costume.if you remain in grief the departed soul will get those vibration of of sorrow .You need to give them lot of positive vibration so that in new costume (body) they will be very very happy.

    enlight // 2012-12-01 02:21:25 // //
  • That makes you oldest generation--next in line.

    Isolabella // 2012-11-30 22:07:28 // //
  • Artist Beverly Albrets of Tropical Glass Design/Memorial Glass   Artwork, residing in Naples Florida, specializing in stained glass, carved glass and blown glass, is now creating magnificent living memorials for   those that have lost their loved ones, both human or animal.  She   incorporates cremated remains into glass- creating a beautiful and   mystical piece of glass work that expresses a passion for life. This new artistic creation was inspired by the tragic suicide of a dear friend. Please visit her website to see all of her incredible glasswork, and particularly the Memorial Glass to see if it would be something you can share with anyone you know who has lost a loved one. Tropical Glass Design Memorial Glass Art 4711 Pine Ridge Naples, Fl 34119 239 455-3778

    Tropical Glass Design // 2012-11-29 06:33:32 // //
  • I was with my father when he passed. I was touching him when he exhaled for the last time. I found the experience to be liberating. I know in my bones now that there is nothing on this earth to fear, least of all death. What is the point of fearing the inevitable? Nothing is forever, everything is fluid; embrace it, ride it, relish it.

    Danji // 2012-11-28 22:20:14 // //
  • Great !

    Jenny Alcazar // 2012-11-28 22:10:56 // //
  • Have more success, still better health & much love

    Rafael Miecznikowski // 2012-11-28 22:08:54 // //
  • This so too. I think if you have a strong connection with someone/ parent ant the mean comfort or security to you you fear cause you lost the person who was supplying this to you. I do think that parents mean security fora lot of people.

    // 2012-11-28 20:21:33 // //
  • Why are you afraid of dying? Are you ill? I think this is the worst fear you can have. If you live your life in the present moment and enjoy it this should not be a fear.

    // 2012-11-28 20:19:55 // //
  • And what about the fact of knowing death is a fact and possibly very near? I feel as though I've been distant and not involved and I weights on my heart. love you with oprah everytime i catch it...

    Terry Foley Ord // 2012-11-28 19:39:54 // //
  • Thank you Deepak .. sai Gupta here from India is typing it is 1:40 am in India ... Both of my parents are still living ... I guess you saw that Zig Ziglar passed away ... RIP Zig such a man of inspiration ...

    Marlene Wood // 2012-11-28 15:16:46 // //
  • Saw your comments to Richard Dawkins on twitter, why do you always enter into dialogue with him. I found the whole episode to be rather childish. Why not respect his views?

    Robert Braine // 2012-11-28 15:14:09 // //
  • Hey, Deepak! I`m afraid of dying! What should I do? "Just do it."

    // 2012-11-14 22:01:06 // //
  • all things come and go-

    // 2012-11-14 14:31:49 // //
  • Love those littel series ! Thank you Deepak

    // 2012-11-14 03:42:43 // //
  • a better question would be more "depression" instead of fear. cause in this vid i feel like he talked more about corage than the negative feedback of losing parents so..... dosent really help i think.

    // 2012-11-14 00:18:51 // //
  • I think perhaps a nice thing to say to someone when they tell you their parents just died, is "I`m am so sorry to hear that. It`s no wonder you feel afraid. This is more than understandable, and completely normal. You will feel like this for a while perhaps, as you make adjustments and find the friends and support necessary to make new bonds to carry you through life. Push through your fear, yes, but make sure you take it easy on yourself, try to find people to just spend quiet time with."

    timothy.farrow Manning
    // 2012-11-13 20:36:34 // //
  • I understand like pushing your comfort zone is important, I wouldn`t go up to criminals that enjoys harm on others and have my face end up on a milk carton. Like there as to be a line drawn some where to determined your actual safety, no?

    // 2012-11-13 19:22:38 // //
  • I really love watching these.. im addicted.

    // 2012-11-13 19:10:26 // //