To those i have loved and lost

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Love is precious and life is fragile. Grief is a painful process, indeed. I find it so painful to see someone I love suffer. To see my loved one in pain or in fear just breaks my heart. I wish I could turn away from those painful feelings and be a bit more distant, a bit more matter-of-fact. But I realize that would also mean that I was a bit less in touch with love. And that is not something I would wish to give up.

To be true to my best self, I must embrace the reality that the more I love, the more painful the loss. In writing about the death of his dear friend, the poet Tennyson expressed this truth in the music and rhythm of these words:. We are often undecided about the answer, plagued by the question at a very deep level. Much of the isolation we experience in life is related to this fear of loss.

To those i have loved and lost

If we stay distant, we imagine we protect ourselves. This is very unconsciousof course. How sad it would be to live our lives in a mode of self-protection that costs us some of the most precious experiences of life: to love and to be loved.

To those i have loved and lost

We exchange a life of fulfillment for a life of safety. We exchange one kind of pain for another: the pain of love-and-loss for the pain of loneliness.

To those i have loved and lost

We must each ask ourselves if that is a trade we are willing to make. Love costs so much because it gives so much. For me, that is a trade-off worth its weight in gold. Jennifer Kunst, Ph. Worry is driven by mood, not logic.

To those i have loved and lost

Anxiety holds your deepest yearnings. And you can subdue it for good. Three experts turn everything you know about anxiety inside out. Jennifer Kunst Ph. A Hehrinker's Guide to the Galaxy. Yes, Yes, It Is! Love is worth the risk.

To those i have loved and lost

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To those i have loved and lost

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To those i have loved and lost

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Why do we say "It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all"?