Monday Meditation: Self-Mastery

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

-Lao Tzu

The new year brings resolution fever. People create lists of habits they would like to break or new things they would like to do. However, these lists may not help those recovering from loss. What might grievers resolve to do in new years?

Perhaps one way that “resolutions” can be applied to grievers is by resolving to commit to healing. If, as grievers, we can seek calm or order in our lives in 2020 we may begin by turning our gaze inward.

Rather than undertake a resolution, step toward renewal. Commit to self-mastery and to renewing your connection to yourself. Learn how to best cooperate with the tangled mind of grief, master its steps and quirks so that you may relate better to grief and forge a united path toward. Worry less about others, and concentrate more on the power you have within yourself to heal, gain calmness and clarity, and empower yourself in 2020.

Published by ancarroll

Alexandra N. Carroll is an author, grief advocate, crafter, mother, and partner. She writes on grief and self-care from her home in Vermont. Her forthcoming book concerns how to untangle life-after-loss through the creation of a strong self-care plan.

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