Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Healthy Grieving For Atheists

Although I find comfort in belief in something spiritual beyond myself, I know that not all people believe in God in some form. Some people are agnostic, some are atheists.  They need to be able to grieve in a healthy way and it must be harder to find some others and resources to be able to do that. I came across an article today that discusses that. It is here: new group for non-believers helps atheists grieve.

No matter what you believe. It is important to be able to express and deal with the loss of a loved one in a healthy way.  Grieving is a process that one must go through to be able to move on. The loss of a loved one is a catastrophic experience to any human being. Dealing with it takes time, but also people who can understand or at least accept how you feel- to feel validated. If  someone starts preaching about their own religious beliefs to someone who doesn't believe it isn't going to help either party feel good or any better. It is important to accept and validate differences if you are grieving or trying to help someone who has suffered the loss of a loved one.

It is one of those times when people have to agree to disagree and try to give comfort about how difficult it is for that person to be dealing with the loss. 
I will explore this more in future posts.
I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, suggestions in the comment section below. We can all help each other.
Peace to all

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