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Unattended Sorrow

Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Monkfish
 | 
January, 2019
ISBN:
9781939681904
In stock now: 
3
$23.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Renowned grief counselor Stephen Levine tells us that long after an initial loss has passed and the period of grieving has ended an unattended sorrow lingers, accounting for a host of physical, emotional and spiritual maladies. It is not uncommon then for those with unresolved grief to lean toward addictions or dangerous behaviors or other forms of self-destruction.

In Unattended Sorrow, Levine addresses the grief from fresh loss but also attends to the pain and troubles caused by the unresolved anguish, sadness and delayed stress than can accumulate over a lifetime. He notes that we may never entirely overcome sorrows but we can confront them with mercy and self-acceptance that smooths the path to healing the heart.

By turning toward the pain with loving kindness for myself, I was touching the pain of the whole world and my shattered heart revealed itself as vast enough to hold it… As Stephen writes, “Approaching with mercy and loving kindness that which we have always withdrawn from in fear, judgment, doubt and distrust… there arises the possibility for the healing of a lifetime.”… By breathing loving awareness into the darkest spaces of grief and loss we learn to integrate our wounds and tend the broken heart of the world. —Mirabai Starr, from the foreword

Stephen Levine wrote many books, such as Who Dies? and A Year to Live. With his wife Ondrea, he counseled terminally ill people and their loved ones for than 30 years.

Publisher’s Description: 

Renowned grief counselor Stephen Levine tells us that long after an initial loss has passed and the period of grieving has ended an unattended sorrow lingers, accounting for a host of physical, emotional and spiritual maladies. It is not uncommon then for those with unresolved grief to lean toward addictions or dangerous behaviors or other forms of self-destruction. InUnattended Sorrow, Levine addresses the grief from fresh loss but also attends to the pain and troubles caused by the unresolved anguish, sadness and delayed stress than can accumulate over a lifetime. He notes that we may never entirely overcome sorrows but we can confront them with mercy and self-acceptance that smooths the path to healing the heart.

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