"We do not "overcome" grief; we "surrender."
John Donne: "He who has no time to mourn has no time to heal."
"Pain becomes bearable when we are able to trust it will not last forever; not when we pretend it doesn't exist."
"'Whys?' precede 'Hows?'"
"Someone saying, 'You can't be mad at God' doesn't change you being mad at God. You just can't be mad at God in their presence."
"Funerals are not just celebrations (as is becoming "in" in our culture); they are memorials."
"Before counseling, remind yourself: 1. There is no reward for speed, 2. There is no desired outcome, and 3. Look for the divine moment."
"Death may not be the greatest loss of life. It could be what dies in you while you live."
"You must listen to the music of the past so you can sing in the present and dance into the future."
"When we admit our vulnerability, we include others. If we deny it, we shut them out."
"When you are sorrowful, look again into your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that in which was your delight." Kahlil Gibran