Coping With Loss: 20 Quotes to Help You Let Go and Heal
People all over the world are experiencing a sense of loss due to coronavirus pandemic. These beautiful quotes can help gain a new perspective.
People are dealing with various kinds of losses as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected millions of people around the globe. Many have lost their loved ones or have incurred financial losses or have had to end a close relationship or had to let go of their future plans and goals, which they had been working on for a long period of time. Most people are grieving the loss of a sense of security and the life they had before the spread of the virus. In these times, it is very important to grieve and accept the feelings of fear and sadness that have taken over. These 20 quotes can help provide a different perspective on loss:
1. “Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.” ― Haruki Murakami
2. ”What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us." — Helen Keller
3. “You will survive and you will find purpose in the chaos." — Mary VanHaute
4. “Only after disaster can we be resurrected.” ― Chuck Palahniuk
5. “You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood, back home to romantic love, back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame, back home to exile, to escape to Europe and some foreign land, back home to lyricism, to singing just for singing's sake, back home to aestheticism, to one's youthful idea of 'the artist' and the all-sufficiency of 'art' and 'beauty' and 'love,' back home to the ivory tower, back home to places in the country, to the cottage in Bermude, away from all the strife and conflict of the world, back home to the father you have lost and have been looking for, back home to someone who can help you, save you, ease the burden for you, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time -- back home to the escapes of Time and Memory.” ― Thomas Wolfe
6. “Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.” ― Dean Koontz
7. “Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them.” ― Paulo Coelho
8. “Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That's the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what's left, that's the part you have to make up as you go.” ― Katharine Weber
9. “It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn't have something in the first place. I guess that's what disappointment is -- a sense of loss for something you never had.” - Deb Caletti
10. ”Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” – Rumi
11. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” - Washington Irving
12. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains.” – Anne Frank
13. “Remember that people are only guests in your story – the same way you are only a guest in theirs – so make the chapters worth reading.” ― Lauren Klarfeld
14. “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison
15. “Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” – Anne Roiphe
16. “Simply touching a difficult memory with some slight willingness to heal begins to soften the holding and tension around it.” - Stephen Levine
17. “Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight.” – Marcus Aurelius
18. “Grief is so human, and it hits everyone at one point or another, at least, in their lives. If you love, you will grieve, and that’s just given.” – Kay Redfield Jamison
19. "The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths." – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
20. “Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.” – Jackson Brown Jr.
Grieving is a process and it takes time to completely accept a significant change in life. Everyone grieves differently but people can extend support and show empathy to each other during these tough times in order to get through them together. They can start taking small steps to fill up the void, to take care of their emotional health and to move forward in life.