49 Quotes About Overcoming Grief

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Grief can have a drastic impact on our lives. With a series of stages we move through to find acceptance and move on, there is no set time defined that outlines how long grief can effect a person. These quotes about overcoming grief will bring you the encouragement you need to surpass the many stages of suffering.

“Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.”

“Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.”

“Despite countless prayers for Joseph to be safe, God said no. His plan remains a mystery. I have had to accept that mystery and trust Him in the dark.”

“Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.”

“Everyone who lives long enough to love deeply will experience great losses. Don’t let fear of loss, or the losses themselves, take away your ability to enjoy the wonderful life that is yours.”

“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.”

“Good grief, we’re getting offended by everything these days! People can’t say anything without offending somebody.”

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”

“Grief can take care if itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”

“Grief changes shape, but it never ends.”

“Grief falls upon human beings as the rain, not selecting good or evil, visiting the innocent, condemning those who have done no wrong.”

“Grief is a funny thing because you don’t have to carry it with you for the rest of your life. After a bit you set it down by the roadside and walk on and leave it resting there.”

“Grief is a process, not a state.”

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.”

“Grief is the price we pay for love.”

“Grief, no matter where it comes from, can only be resolved by connecting to other people.”

“Grief, we know where we’ve been. We know where we want to be.”

“I know you are afraid; you are afraid to get hurt again. But I also know that you are not meant to grieve forever.”

“I should be scared, but I am far too excited to let in any fear.”

“If we can’t feel into the heart of grief, we can’t truly move on to experience hope and joy. We can’t be present to what is now, and what is next, because we are bound by the loss and sorrow that holds us to the past. ”

“In order to heal, you have to first be broken.”

“In the dim light of today are the shadows of yesterday’s affliction and the hope of tomorrow’s gifts.”

“It is a divine gift to find the light inside while in the midst of despair.”

“It would be impossible to estimate how much time and energy we invest in trying to fix, change and deny our emotions – especially the ones that shake us at our very core, like hurt, jealousy, loneliness, shame, rage and grief.”

“It’s okay to cry. Giving in to the tears is terrifying,”

“It’s still ok to dream with a broken heart.”

“Just as it is impossible to explain childbirth to a woman who has never given birth, it is impossible to explain child loss to a person who has never lost a child.”

“Life isn’t about how comfortable I can be it is about learning how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.”

“like freefalling to earth without a parachute. But it’s vital to our wellbeing as we process the deep anguish.”

“My experience is that God will meet us anywhere. Grieving badly and under the covers? He’s there. Sitting at the cemetery, wishing it were you? You’re not alone. ”

“My writing comes not from the happy moments, but from struggle and grief.”

“On grief. We know where we’ve been. We know where we want to be.”

“Remember that a fresh breath of life follows every sigh of exasperation. Breathe in, breathe out, and ENJOY every moment. It is how everything begins and ends.”

“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”

“Some pain is simply the normal grief of human existence. That is pain that I try to make room for. I honor my grief.”

“Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.”

“Tears are the silent language of grief.”

“The better we grieve, the better we live.”

“The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.”

“There came a moment in this journey when I freely realized that the lives most of lead are small. Important, but small. ”

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”

“There was no need to analyze the feelings that the people caught in the commission of the amorous act, held for each other, for it was literally written in their hands.”

“To ease a grieving heart is the world’s greatest pleasure, more so, when the heart is yours.”

“We all must part sometime, be it in death or with time, but no matter what our time together continues as long as one or the other is alive to remember.”

“What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.”

“Whatever loss, pain or tragedy you have experienced, you can get through.”

“When you lose a child, you grieve once because you have lost her, when you are barren, you grieve every day because of the child you could have had.”

“Why do all great men, live not long enough, to see their greatness?”

“You can’t make anything if you’re lost to yourself. You’ll want to again, it’s who you are. Wren, grieving is hard. Complex. Takes its own time.”

Having grief in silence is an unspoken form of suffering that still requires help to make it through these type of difficult times.