No one really prepares us for how to deal with grief or how it may play out. We tend to assume grief relates to the passing of someone close, however grief can be the loss or changing of something we held close to us. Something or someone we love or loved.
These last 9 days I took some time out away from work and my usual commitments as I recognised “grief” but it felt different to how I have felt it before. I committed to spend time alone away from technology, chatting to those who help me and letting myself feel into this grief through meditation and self enquiry. I realised I am grieving the loss of the “pre covid” business I created with @dawnlisterlos – I recognise I am healing but need more time to process the enormity of change I personally and we, collectively have experienced.
Sadly I also recently experienced the loss of someone I love who provided many happy memories for myself and my immediate family. Who lived life to the full. Who was kind, accepting and generous.
Grief for my loved one feels different to the grief of the “old” business. How it is different is where I have been reflecting through meditation today.
I am explaining this as today I go back into @anahatayogacentre to start teaching classes again and to prepare for our future. How we navigate “post lockdown” reopening and build a future out of what we have been dealt. I feel ready to be teaching and am looking forwards to seeing the Anahata community again.
My grief will continue to teach me things about myself I needed to know. I rest in assurance that my Yoga and Meditation practice helps me navigate this untrodden personal path and that I trust somewhere my inner light is bright, it’s just a bit cloudy like an overcast day at the moment.
Follow our co-founder Daniel Groom on Instagram at @danielgroomyoga. Daniel teaches Yoga at Anahata including our popular Yoga and Meditation, Yoga for Stressful Times and Yin Yoga classes. He also runs workshops including Yoga Nidra, Rest and Renew as well as the monthly LGBT Yoga Group for Southend-on-Sea. To book on to one of Daniel’s classes visit our online timetable.