Death , Mourning

What is death?

Throughout history, different mythologies and theologies have explained the nature of death in countless ways, ranging from total annihilation to immediate life after death in the presence of God. Death may refer either to an individual spirit's liberation from the confines of its body, or to the world's attractor that causes the liberation.

The Grieving Process: Coping with Death


Understanding Your Unique Grief

Mourning is emotionally draining, but when you are equipped with knowledge about the nature of grief and how you can help yourself to find peace, this tremendously tough period in your life will become easier. Mourning is a very individual experience.

Distinguish between grief and mourning

Mourning is a very individual experience. Mourning is a longer process that includes actively expressing your grief and adapting to the world after your experience of loss. It is an action that helps you process your grief. There is no true time frame when it comes to mourning. Your grief may stay with you for weeks or months. The full mourning process may take years, even a lifetime.

Recognize physical symptoms of grief

Some common physical symptoms you may experience during feelings of grief include:

  • Pain

Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen or chest or you may feel pain all over, such as when your muscles ache from the flu.

  • Depression

An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and that affects the way a person eats, sleeps, feels about himself or herself, and thinks about things. Depression is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be wished away. People with depression cannot merely 'pull themselves together' and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years.

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