I hope this post finds you well. I may have to rechristen December the month of sharing here…as I’m in the midst of a resurgence. In that spirit, I do not wish to reveal the specifics, so I’m going to share something beautiful from someone who recently shared one of my posts.
Wishing you peace and strength on your journeys,
It took me a little bit of searching, but I found the author of this piece. It is: Rabbi Baruch HaLevi, D. Min.
To survive the death of a loved one is no small feat. To live on after a friend, sibling, spouse, parent, or child has taken their own life is
absolutely a living hell. It takes every ounce of our being to simply survive and that is a crucial starting point indeed. But the truth of the matter–it is not enough.
We are not placed into this life merely to survive. We do not serve our deceased loved ones, particularly those who tragically ended their own lives, by merely staying alive. It is a start; it is not an end.
What we owe ourselves, what we owe our Creator and most of all what we owe our loved ones is to find a reason for being…
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