I have complied a list of enlightening quotes by some of the greatest thinkers and spiritual teachers of our time on death and grief. Their words have helped me get through some of the toughest moments during my bereavement. I hope these insights will offer at least some relief on your healing journey as it did for me. Feel free to save these graphics and share should you feel moved in doing so.
On Fear of Death and Dying
It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterward return again. – RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Nothing that was real ever died, only names, forms, and illusions. – ECKHART TOLLE
Invisible before birth are all beings and after death invisible again. They are seen between two unseens, why in this truth find sorrow? – BHAGAVAD GITA
Death has nothing to do with going away. The sun sets. The moon sets. But they are not gone. – RUMI
Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death. – THICH NHAT HANH
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to die before you die, and find that there is no death. – ECKHART TOLLE
Choose to see death as simply removing a garment or moving from room to room, it is merely a transition. – WAYNE DYER
There is no death, only a change of worlds. – NATIVE AMERICAN
On Grief and Surrender
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no separation. – Rumi
Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom. – RUMI
Embrace your grief, for there, your soul will grow. – CARL JUNG
This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief. – RUMI
One day your heart will take you to your lover. One day your soul will carry you to the Beloved. Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure. – RUMI
What are your thoughts? Do you have any quotes that have helped you heal that you’d like to share? Feel free to post them in the comment section below.
What happens to an abusive husband who dies suddenly? Would he want to have vontact with me?
That depends on the will of his soul. He would most likely want to have contact with you after completing his life review. When we pass on to the other side, it is known that we re-watch the events that have occurred in our lives in order to learn lessons that we came here to learn. You may want to look into the work of Dr. Michael Newton – “Life Between Lives” for more clarity on this subject. Hope this helps Mary.