As a story writer, creating characters and understanding the human condition is something that I take pride in. As an actor, I need to be able to respectfully portray the character and convey emotion true to life so the audience will be able to connect and feel what the character is feeling. As human beings we’ve all been through experiences that we’ve survived. We learn from those experiences, take what we can and move on. It’s what we do. Once you’ve experienced something, you have that for the rest of your life. From there you can choose to keep the experience and what you learned from it to yourself or you can share it. I choose to share. I have experienced, love, loss, joy, sadness and many places in between. I’m still going, learning, experiencing things everyday, but what I have to pull from is vast. If something that I went through can ease the mind of one person or help them through a troubled time, then not only have I benefited and grown from my experience personally, but have hopefully aided that one person.
Grief, as any emotional topic is, is an extremely sensitive one for many people. Sharing their thoughts and feelings on this topic may be taboo as it falls under the “private” category. However, for many other people, connecting with other human beings that have experienced or are experiencing the same or a similar issue is a way for them to better understand what is happening, and hopefully leading them to accepting their situation and understanding that life continues, though forever changed by the events.
This section is not meant to be a “How-To” guide to “get over” something. There is no set trick that works for everyone. Each individual is unique and should be respected as such. This section is simply meant to offer ideas, thoughts and things to consider to hopefully help on the road to healing.
I encourage my readers to take part. Comment on the article, share your own thoughts or experiences, if comfortable doing so, as it may aid another who currently resides in a less safe place. Or don’t. This is all up to the individual. I only ask that my readers be respectful of the thoughts, ideas and experiences shared here.