Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Yin and Yang of Loss

"Loss as muse. Loss as character.  Loss as life."  - Anna Quindlen

Usually when we think of loss, we think of it as something very negative or sad in our lives.
But I find this quote so think of loss in those terms.  I can clearly see loss as a muse,
causing us to think, to look at things differently, to even boost our creative energy.  Loss as character, well it truly can change you, and I think for most of us, probably for the better, though not always.
Loss as life.....that's the the one that hits me hard.  Loss is life, for all the grand and glorious and wonderful things in life......there is always loss.  If we're breathing, then we are experiencing loss on some level.  Loss of love, loss of health, loss of friendship, loss of confidence, loss of hope.....but then think of loss as a good thing......loss of fear, loss of hate, loss of guilt......loss is yin and yang.  Even in loss, there is balance.....when  we look for it.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams


  1. Sometimes it's hard to see the positive side of loss - but put it this way in this post - gives a new perspective on the wonders of loss (esp with negative emotions like fear and insecurity). Take care

  2. I enjoy losing the bad things! I know loss is a part of life, but it can sure hurt.