The Spiritual Path to Healing:
Mourning Ideas, Part 3

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

SIT IN SILENCE AND SOLITUDE

CARPE DIEM:
Today, be silent for a while—silent with yourself and with God. For many people, this is a difficult spiritual practice, but one that is well worth the effort.

WRITE A POEM.

CARPE DIEM
Write a poem to God today that expresses what you're thinking and feeling right now.

SPEND TIME IN "THIN PLACES."

CARPE DIEM
Your thin places are anywhere that fills you with awe and a sense of wonder. They are spots that refresh your spirit and make you feel closer to God. Go to a thin place today and sit in contemplative silence.

JUST BE.

CARPE DIEM
Attend to the now. Drop everything and just be for five minutes. When your monkey mind starts to chatter, silence it by repeating the mantra om.