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Finding meaning in grief

grief healing meaning sadness Feb 22, 2021

Have you experienced loss that sometimes you don't have the words to express?

Has disconnection caused heartache and pain that is unbearable?

Do you try and find meaning and sense in grief? 

Grief can arise in many different situations in our lives. We can lose loved ones, relationships, our sense of meaning, purpose and identity, or the job we loved. We can experience grief as feeling like we don't belong in the world. Communities can grieve the loss of land and ocean spaces

We can experience grief seeing others in pain and suffering. Grief is a human emotion and experience, that is unsettling to the heart, mind and soul. Finding meaning in grief is crucial to healing. 

The stages of grief

There is no set time frame or limit to how long grief persists. It varies culturally and also historically. In some cultures the ceremonies carried out for passing of a loved one is a process which takes sometimes days or weeks and in others, it may be a few days. All for very valid...

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When life feels meaningless

meaning Jan 19, 2021

 “Life is meaningless”

Maybe this is something you have said to yourself or there is someone close to you or who you have taken care of who  have utter these words. 

There are many ways to approach this.

:bulb:The thing that pops up in my head is, :woman-shrugging::skin-tone-4:what meaning is being referred  to? :question:How can I clarify what exactly “meaning” may mean.  

When I do this I find it sets up the foundation for clearer communication and less judgement.  Meaningless is like we lost our “so what?” and don’t know where to look to gain that value back.

As humans we are unlikely to be truly content with any purpose of our existence. It has to be something that is aligned with your meaning, your deeper held values. Something that you believe in.

So believing in something is an innate core part of us that has powerful motivation to bring about a more fulfilling life. Life becomes more fun, relationships are improved, and now when...

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What do you do to gain clarity?

clarity meaning Sep 03, 2020
 
What do you do to gain clarity?
How would you help someone find meaning?
 
When I feel unclear on what direction to go, I reflect on the many questions mentioned and how these tie to my vision and needs of my spirit.
One of my needs is connecting to the universal creative intelligent life force within, through meditation.
When I think of how this ties to my purpose or my way of life I almost always get the answer to my what and why of my doing and being.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
 
 
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Questions to ask when deciding what to do with your life.

meaning Sep 01, 2020
 
During a time of uncertainty, consider pondering on what is really holding you back.
🌺Focus on your strengths and what really matters to you. This will bring clarity, positive emotions and confidence back.
🌺Think about the things you love doing that feed your soul.
 
Here are a 7 questions that can help bring you closer to experiencing meaning in your life.
✍🏽What has helped you in the past to navigate through uncertain times?
✍🏽What tools or strategies have helped you to gain clarity in the past?
✍🏽What is the service or value you want to contribute to others?
✍🏽What do I love doing and am good at?
✍🏽What would I do if money was not an obstacle?
✍🏽What could I do over and over again without keeping track of the time?
✍🏽How would I like to be remembered?
 
Write these answers done and consider reviewing them every 3-6 months.
Pick 1-2 to answer daily.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
 
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What brings you meaning?

meaning Aug 31, 2020
Have you ever felt like your life has no meaning?
You're wondering why you are here, what the point of it all is?
What is the grand purpose of things?
You want to feel useful and as though you are contributing to the world, like you have a place and purpose?
 
Many of us face the question of why am I here and what is the meaning to life at various times in our lives.
There are times when you are sure about what you are doing and times where you have no idea what you are doing or why you are doing things.
It's the times when things seem unclear, when we can feel lost or stressed.
When trying to find ourselves, or wanting to discover the meaning of life, we can get more and more confused and disheartened.
This pursuit of meaning can lead us to feeling worse about who we are.
 
Philosophers, psychiatrists and psychologists have discussed, that it may actually be in not knowing the meaning to life, we actually find it.
Viktor Frankl, the Austrian...
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Navigating through uncertain times

connection meaning purpose Jan 20, 2020

There are times when you are sure about what you are doing and times where you have no idea what you are doing or why you are doing things.

It's the times when things seem unclear, when we can feel lost or stressed. During that time consider pondering on what is really holding you back. Focus on your strengths and what really matters to you. This will bring clarity, positive emotions and confidence back.

To help, These 3 questions can help you to navigate through stormy or uncertain times.

1) What has helped you in the past to navigate through uncertain times?
2) What tools or strategies have helped you to gain clarity in the past?
3) What is the service or value you want to contribute to others?

When I feel unclear on what direction to go, I reflect on the above three and add the question, how does this tie to my vision and needs of my spirit? One of my needs is connecting to the universal creative intelligent life force within, through meditation. When I think of how this ties to my...

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Needs of the Human Spirit - Meaning

meaning spiritual needs Dec 13, 2019
 

Meaning is a need of the human spirit.

Honouring and Serving,
Simran Rattan

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