Acharya Bower on Grief and Aging

West Coast regional resource Acharya in the area of Practice Forms, Emily Bower, recently published an insightful piece entitled Relating with Grief as We Age for the Shambhala Times as part of the Working Group on Aging for Shambhala. Here is a brief excerpt.

In our culture we tend to talk about grief as something connected specifically to death. But as we get older, we know that sadness, regret, and grief are natural aspects of our being, and very familiar. The teaching of basic goodness says that everything in our experience is included in our essential nature, which is wholesome and worthy, beautifully human. Following that logic, grieving is natural. It’s an expression of healthiness, and appropriate to so many situations

Read more:  Relating with Grief as We Age by Acharya Emily Bower