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How can we live with loss: Could we truly live without it?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

We could live without loss: But we live better with it.

How can we experience joy unless we have experienced sorrow? To take the sadness and pain out of death would take the joy and love out of life. But it show how short life really is and to never take anything for granted life is a gift and love is a gift too. 

One thing that you should always do is make sure to always tell the people that you love and care about how much they mean to you. That sounded pretty old but that’s just how things go. What we fail to realize is that we already live without loss every day. People come in our lives as much as they leave. Whether it's family/friends/ or a significant other. We eventually find strength hidden deep within ourselves to move on. No one ever said that life was fair. But you honestly could feel that nothing in life is guaranteed to us but death. Life in general is hard to live because we are constantly being rejected and disappointed in things that seemed to have failed. But we move on and with all the disappointing times in our lives, it makes us stronger, then must we move on.

Be thankful for the positive aspects of our lives. Recognize that a personal loss can compared with other human suffering and as a result of that comparison, recognized as less than the suffering of many people. Focus away from the negative. Recognize that each day brings some amount of goodness and that as time passes the grief is replaced gradually with bits of joy, or what feels like joy in contrast to the grief. Living without loss would deprive us of joy.

When you are in the midst of a significant loss, it is nearly impossible to imagine that life can, and surely will go forward. Now at this point, where else should we go anyway? As we reflect upon the people we have lost during our life, loss in itself is indeed one of "The Great Teachers" of life. Without going through these painful experiences, we could never know the kind of appreciation for that which is no longer a part of our lives. 

When we suffer most from loss, it’s because we have waited until it’s too late to give the relationship the attention by which our souls truly longed for. Proactively putting the cultivation and nurturing of our existing relationships with friends, family, and our significant others first rather than second or not at all. They offer evidence to the depth of our understanding for what is important in life, the time we have, and can perhaps make the experience of loss less of a trial, and more of a celebration.

The price we have to pay to live is to lose the things we hold most dearly to us. Any human being can have a difficult time w/ losses. It seems we are trying to make up for what we didn't do when they were alive. Now instead, teach others to treat every moment as if it were their last so the ones who are left behind don't punish themselves like we most likely do.

Loss is an important part of living. For without loss or the feeling of need, the world would have no use for seeking. It is this unending desire to seek that leads mankind to feel loss. If there were no loss, we wouldn't value things/people as much as we do. If we couldn't live without loss we will never know what it feels like.

Oftentimes we wish we could live without loss. But more often than not, we become grateful for the opportunities loss gives us. Loss certainly offers focus and clarity. Yes, we could live without it, but we live better with it. 

The more significant the loss, the more time we need to process it. At first, we’re just angry or sad or hurt, or stunned, or all of the above. After time passes, more often than not, we feel empowered and grateful. How we deal with loss depends on what the loss is and the degree of loss. For example, we often play out losing a parent, spouse, brother or child in our mind because we can anticipate that will be our greatest loss. 

Lesser degrees of loss certainly can make us stronger. Let’s be particularly thankful for our failures; i.e. like being dumped, college rejections, and job rejections. Our failures have made us more of a risk taker, since most of the time losing isn't as bad as the fear of losing.



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