Meeting Grief and Bringing Comfort In

When You Meet Someone Deep in Grief

Slip off your needs
and set them by the door.

Enter barefoot
this darkened chapel

hollowed by loss
hollowed by sorrow

its gray stone walls
and floor.

You, congregation
of one

are here to listen
not to sing.

Kneel in the back pew
make no sound

let the candles
speak.

Patricia McKernon Runkle

This poem is a reminder of what is needed when we meet with someone who is in crisis or grieving.  This article, ‘Ring Theory Helps Bring Comfort In‘ by Elena Sandler, might give some context of what is being called for and how to approach these meetings with a clearer sense of purpose.

Ring of Grief

You may also wish to join me in my upcoming session, Holding Space for Honest Conversations – Thursday 25th November 2021   6pm-7.30pm AEDT. Click here for more information and to register.

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