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Lessons I learnt from the loss of a loved one

  • Life is fragile

“Life is Fragile. Appreciate it.”

I had heard it so many times from so many people. But i never really paid attention cause I always thought I had forever. Loss transformed the way I see and feel life. I realized how beautifully fragile life is and how in the blink of an eye, everything we have can be gone. Loss taught me to appreciate each moment and all that it has to offer because we are not guaranteed another.

  • Some voids will never be filled

Time doesn’t heal everything. Losing Gaurav not only Meant Losing a good friend, it also meant losing my safe haven, my support system. It left a hole in my heart. Loss doesn’t end. I used to force myself to fill the hole but now I am slowly learning to work my way around the void and paint it with sweet reminiscence and acceptance.

  • Family is important

Grief made me feel raw, vulnerable. There were people who understood me and there were people who told me to “ move on” . But I truly found comfort only with my family.I bonded so much more with my family when I needed them the most.

  • Self love is always the answer

Loss is cruel. There were times when it knocked the wind out of me. I wanted to numb the pain. I wanted to let go. I missed meals, I stayed inside for days. I was filled with so much rage and repulsion at the uncertainty of life, at people who were going on with their lives, at everything. But I realized that letting go began with taking care of myself. Getting back to my yoga practice and taking care of my well-being, in body, mind and spirit helped me a lot to let go with more ease and grace.

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