Don’t believe everything you think.
Sylvia Boorstein, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist. Her books include Happiness is an Inside Job
Grief, I have learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot, all that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.
Jamie Anderson, producer, writer, blogger, and Director of Anderson Entertainment
“The first quote by Sylvia Boorstein is something I teach myself all the time, not to believe what I think because I can easily go down a bad road if I believe what I think. The second one by Jamie Anderson is inviting us to feel our grief and think of it as feeling our loving. No one wants to diminish our capacity to love. And so, to me, it opens up the idea of grief as an expression of love in a very beautiful way and I think that’s what we need to do. We need to think of grief as loving and not try and suppress those feelings at all.”
Claire B. Willis is co-author with Marnie Crawford Samuelson of
Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way from Loss to Peace