Updated: Aug 11
Grief is a natural response to loss, particularly the loss of someone or something that we were emotionally attached to. It can also be triggered by other types of losses, such as the end of a relationship, a job loss, or a major life transition. Grief can manifest in a variety of emotional, physical, and behavioral symptoms, and it affects each person differently.
Emotionally, grief can cause feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, confusion, and numbness. People may also experience anxiety, depression, and difficulty concentrating. Physically, grief can cause a range of symptoms, including fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, and physical pain. Some people may experience physical sensations such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or a tightness in the throat. Grief can also affect behavior, causing people to withdraw from social activities or experience difficulty completing daily tasks. People may also experience intense cravings for things associated with the loss, such as a particular food or activity.
How to handle grief
The Humanistic Temple of Alkebulan's Temple Code #6 encourages people to exercise humility. "I will remain humble and modest." Sometimes it requires a bit of humility to seek and accept help for situations you struggle to handle yourself. The grieving process is complex and can take time, especially for major losses. It's important for people to seek support from family, friends, or mental health professionals to help them cope with the emotional and physical effects of grief. There is no shame in seeking help. In some situations, it also takes courage to overcome adversity. Temple Code #16 is courage. "I will exercise mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty during pain or times of adversity."
The Humanistic Temple of Alkebulan promotes the activities of regular meditation, exercise and proper nutrition to physically handle stress. It is important that everyone takes the opportunity to address these conditions because it has negative effects on your health, social life, family, and even your employment.