Grief isn’t a straight, paved road. If you could some help navigating the twists and turns, take these grief affirmations. They don't deny what hurts. They honor the losses engraved on your heart, the love that runs like a river through every crack in your armor. Take what feels healing to you.
5 Grief Affirmations to Help You Not Just Survive
1. I heal with curiosity, presence, and hope.
The road to healing is bumpy, but I am learning to be nimble. The path is winding, but I am willing to be present with every curve. It’s not the easiest path to walk, but I'm learning how to walk a new way. I keep my heart open to love. I tread gently on the earth. I explore this new life of mine with curiosity and hope. I heal and grow as I go.
2. Grief gives me wings with which I spread love.
Grief takes me higher, expands my perspective, and gives me wings to make something new out of this life. I'm learning just how much brighter I can shine because I've known the darkness. I keep learning how much lighter I can be, now that I'm here. I leave an imprint of love wherever I go; this is how I honor the love I still grow.
“There is no pushing through. But rather, there is absorption. Adjustment. Acceptance. And grief is not something you complete, but rather, you endure. Grief is not a task to finish and move on, but an element of yourself—an alteration of your being. A new way of seeing. A new definition of self.” — Gwen Flowers
3. I am always healing, and never alone.
Healing is a process, one I take on, one step at a time. I've survived impossible things, and I'm not alone in how I feel. However isolating my suffering pretends to be, it’s a shared experience with countless other people. I walk this path, healing as I go, knowing I do not walk alone.
4. Grief is a call for me to wake up and live, and love, even more.
Grief can be a guide, too. Because of what I’m going through, I choose to highlight the beauty that life still has to give. I choose to follow the path that makes me feel alive and part of the miracle of existing. How I live now is how I choose to give something better to the world. I ask myself, “How can I love well today?” and I take each day as just one day.
You're here and breathing, and it's still your turn — to honor, to connect, to get back up again, to question, to go deeper, to serve, and to figure out how much more the word “love” can be.
5. My life is a celebration of their life.
The love we shared is still the love we share. This love is the foundation of all life, and it has no end. I absorb their loving essence and let them breathe through me, walk through me, speak through me, and be with me. They're always a presence in my heart, a bright spot in my mind, a guide in everyday life. With each step, I honor them.
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Which of these affirmations do you need the most today?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know.
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