“The greatest tribute to the dead is not grief, but gratitude.”   Thorton Wilder


“Grief is the process of moving from losing what we have to having what we lost.” Stephen Fleming


“When we descend all the way down to the bottom of loss & dwell patiently with an open heart in the darkness & pain, we can bring up with us a new appreciation for life & our inner growth.” Elizabeth Lesser


‘We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” Marcel Proust


“Trust in what you love and continue to do it and it will take you where you need to go. Use it as a practice, as a way to help you penetrate your life and become sane”   Natalie Goldberg


“When you are up against a wall, be still and put down roots like a tree,  until clarity comes from deeper sources, to see over that wall.”      Carl Jung


“Part of the process of rebirth is the growth of a new relationship with the dead. Like all slow gestation, it is a slow, dark, wordless process. While it is taking place, one is painfully vulnerable. One must protect and guard the new life growing within – like a child.”    Anne Morrow Lindbergh


“Now that you live here in my chest, anywhere we sit is a mountain top.”   Rumi


“Out of every crisis comes the chance to be reborn, to reconceive ourselves as individuals, to choose the kind of change that will help us grow and to fulfill more completely.”   Nena O’Neill


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”     Lao Tzu