Spirituality & Grief

It doesn’t matter if you are
spiritual, religious
both or neither.
Grief will stir things up.

It has a funny way
of turning everything
you thought you knew
upside down.

Beliefs about:
-Life after death

Beliefs about:
-God, Higher Power, Source, (whatever word you use)
-What it means
-What truly matters

Beliefs about:
-Who you are
-What’s your purpose
-How you want to live

If you grew up in a religion
it could be a comfort now.
Or you might find yourself confused
and wondering what’s really true.

If you’ve never questioned
what you were taught as a child,
If you’ve never doubted,
then it can be unsettling
to find yourself questioning

It’s okay to question.
It’s important that you do.
It’s how you grow through grief.


One of my favorite poets, Rainer Maria Rilke, said it best:

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign language. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.  And the point is, to live everything.  Live the questions now.  Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer”
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