“We must first have the desire and then the intention and commitment to be a source of love- this means that rather than waiting for the world to be more loving, we decide that we will be the first one to reach out and act loving- on matter what!”- Richard Carlson
Seek out the comfort and help you need
“Healing from a loss is a natural process of life- just as healing from a broken bone is too. Knowing this in the midst of pain is of great comfort. If it’s at all possible, don’t be alone. Seek out the comfort and help you need and deserve. This is not the time to be brave or strong. Instead it’s the time to reach out to others and be open to receive their kindness.”
If you don’t have anything to say, don’t say anything. Silence is more important than talking. It is the best thing you can do for yourself. Don’t talk because you just want to talk. Talk when you have something important to say. If not, listen.
8 Ways to practice silence.
“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”- George Eliot
“Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.”– John Seldon
“Not much talk- a great, sweet silence.”- Henry James, Jr.
“There was silence deep as death; and the boldest held his breath, for a time.”- Thomas Campbell
“The best way to describe silence is to say nothing– but what grace!”- Gene Wolfe
“Listen to the ocean, and bring your talking business to an end.”- Rumi
“There are times when good words are to be left unsaid out of esteem for silence.”- Benedict of Nursia
“Be silent always when you doubt your sense.“- Alexander Pope