151: You Can Carry The Love Without The Pain with Uma Girish
Nothing compares to the pain of loss.
When someone we love dies, we feel the ache coursing through our entire bodies. We are convinced that there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
But if we take a moment to look at the impermanence of nature around us, we can understand that the human soul is designed to deal with loss. It’s our society that creates ideas, like having to deal with it by yourself, that complicate our relationship with the inevitable grieving we all experience.
That’s why on today’s episode of Personal Development Without The Fluff, we are joined by Uma Girish to discuss grief. Uma is a grief guide & author, and in this episode—she shares her insights on the best methods for dealing with loss.
Tune in to this conversation to learn how to approach grief in the most healthy way possible.
You can learn more about Uma Girish here“People have a great need to tell their story of loss.” - Uma Girish
The Cliff Notes:
- The first step to grief therapy is venting, or telling the story of your loss
- Learn how to handle your emotions with journaling, breathwork, and letter writing
- Understand how the ideas you were exposed to as a child shape your views today
- Nature lives under the law of impermanence, everything that is living will die
- Trauma will be passed on generation to generation until someone stops it
- Recognize when you’re using guilt as a way to beat yourself up
- Sit and cry instead of jumping straight to positive thinking and gratitude journaling
- In eastern cultures, grief is more of a community experience than individual
- The American ideals of individualism prevent us from seeing offers and opportunities of help