How to find meaning after a loved one dies? Over the next few episodes, our attempt will be to bring relief to those in mourning, those grieving the passing away of their loved ones, those suffering deep personal loss. We hope this episode will also be useful to those who sense the collective grief the pandemic has thrown us into.
"You don’t have to experience grief, but you can only avoid it by avoiding love. Love and grief are inextricably intertwined. As Erich Fromm says, 'To spare oneself from grief at all costs can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.' Love and grief come as a package deal. If you love, you will one day know sorrow."
In his book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief, well-known grief writer, David Kessler, talks about how we can rise above getting stuck in the five stages of grief by remembering those who have died with more love than pain. For this episode, host, Noopur, Smashboard's founder, is reading extracts from Kessler's book.
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