The compassion you have for others has a magical power to heal your own aching heart at a time of bereavement. Therefore, one of the best medicines for your grief is listening to other grievers. This simple act relieves you because there is no room in you for self-pity when your mind is engulfed by thoughts of others, but not you or anything that is yours. Unlike self-pity, compassion is outbound, meaning it springs from your core and flows outwards. The ultimate result is that you loosen up the tightness in your chest.
Talking to someone helps during our mourning period in many ways than we know. It is more helpful when we know how to make a constructive conversation that helps us come out of suffering for the moment as well as in the long run. However, sometimes we might not feel the need to talk and that too is all fine and normal. Moreover, expressing ourselves does not have to involve mouthing, or words at all. It can be any medium that relive the heaviness of our chest, as long as it does not harm us in any way, in short or long term.
Healing journey is a unique experience to individuals. The time it takes to heal can vary from person to person and there could be unpredictable ups and downs throughout. This whole experience depends on various factors related to our personality, the kind of support we get, our circumstances etc. Knowing our path ahead helps us skilfully emerge from our distress. Here are some common tendencies in a bereavement and healing experience, so that you know what to expect from your healing journey.