New Career Path Has Not Only Helped Others but Also Helped Me Deal with My Personal Grief Process


What better life mission could I ask for?  Training and becoming a grief coach has allowed me to address my own grief process associated with my loss of Gretchen, my soul mate for over 45 years.  In addition this provides me the tools needed to help others through their personal grief processes.

The thing about teaching others about the grief process is that I must first address my personal grief process.  It is only after this is accomplished that I can provide the proper advice to others who are going through a major loss.  This is best portrayed by the famous proverb below:

Physician, heal thyself.

Proverb

At the same time it fulfills one of my most important life missions………..the satisfaction of helping someone to deal with the demons that are stopping them from returning to a fulfilling and joyful life experience.

I believe the lyrics to Mariah Carey’s song, Hero, expresses this concept very well.  This song was recorded by Mariah Carey in 1993 for Columbia Records and became her signature song.  Use this link to watch her sing this song – http://youtu.be/0IA3ZvCkRkQ

There’s a hero if you look inside your heart.

You don’t have to be afraid of what you are

There’s an answer if you reach into your soul

And the sorrow that you know will melt away

And then a hero comes along

With the strength to carry on

And you cast your fears aside

And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone

Look inside you and be strong

And you’ll finally see the truth

That a hero lies in you

It’s a long road When you face the world alone

 No one reaches out a hand for you to hold

You can find love If you search within yourself

And the emptiness you felt will disappear

And then a hero comes along

With the strength to carry on

And you cast your fears aside

And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone

Look inside you and be strong

And you’ll finally see the truth

That a hero lies in you

Lord knows Dreams are hard to follow

But don’t let anyone tear them away

Hold on there will be tomorrow

In time you’ll find the way

And then a hero comes along

With the strength to carry on

And you cast your fears aside

And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone

Look inside you and be strong

And you’ll finally see the truth

That a hero lies in you

What a powerful message.  No wonder this song became so popular.  I listen to this song every now and then to remind me that we all have a hero inside of us.  For some it might take the influence of someone else to help us release this powerful hero that lies inside each of us. 

“If you light a lamp for someone else

 it will also brighten your path.” ~Buddha

 

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