"Death ends a life, not a relationship." — Mitch Albom
There are many things in this life we need to let go of, which can be challenging. For instance, when we release our kids off to college, we may struggle to release the parental roles we’ve had for 18 years, and learn how to adapt to a new, evolving kind of relationship with them.
When we change jobs or houses, we let go of certain familiarities. And it’s healthy, as we know, to let go of resentment…anger…old wounds…bad habits.
Life is filled with endings. The death of a loved one is probably among the hardest. I’d suggest that one of the healthiest perspectives on death is the realization that while the vessel is gone, the spirit is eternal. Our loved ones live on in our memories, our dreams, our stories and our hearts. And perhaps we’ll meet again, one way or another.
Meanwhile, every thought we have of them keeps them alive in a very real and meaningful way.