Being with the dying and going through your own cycle of grief is going to change you. It might surprise you to learn that this is a process that can bring you gifts if you are ready to receive them.
After I reached a certain point in my journey, I felt ready to share my experiences. To open up about how it felt to be mourning my loved ones while watching how my loss impacted others around me. And then later, as my journey continued, I began to wonder how others dealt with their experiences with death and grief. And as a Buddhist, I was curious about Buddhist spiritual teachers. Was this easier for them? And what recommendations did they have for the rest of us? I reached out to several different teachers. And twelve of them responded. With open hearts, they shared their time and their wisdom. And it was through these discussions that I began to recognize the gifts that can come with grieving.
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