The Nature of Grief
[Exploring Life] The death of a loved one transfigures the ways in which we create a sense of meaning and purpose in life. In the aftermath of a significant loss, we suddenly find ourselves in a painful and unfamiliar emotional terrain; every breath we take is imbued with the felt-meaning of grief and bereavement. The profound sadness that surrounds our sensibilities shakes us out of the security and comfort of our daily routines. When we grieve the loss of a loved one, we begin a journey that is both sacred and deeply transformative.
via The Nature of Grief.