Why gbus hasn't been online

my loving mother passed away on 1/27/2017 and I am really depressed over the loosing her

I am sorry for your loss… perhaps this may have some meaning:

We would ask now of death.

And he said:

You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heath of life? The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light. If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; and like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honor. Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king? Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

Gibran, The Prophet

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Sorry for your loss

So sorry to hear about your mom, gbus. Both of you will be in my thoughts. Please take as much time as you need – we look forward to seeing you when you’re ready.

Hey G, Very sorry to hear of your loss. Peace be w/ you & yours. Feel free to message me. Hope to see you out there soon. johnny

So sorry for your lose of your Mom :frowning: My thoughts and prayers are with you. I look forward to your return, and you making me look like a fool will help with your depression. laughing at a fool always helps :astonished:

Gbus, I am sorry for your loss. After the loss of our son my wife wrote an essay on how we dealt with the insurmountable pain. You can read that essay here: http://www.jeanaspen.com/updates/adrift_on_the_white_sea.php Possible what we did would help you find peace and acceptance. That is what I wish for you. Rivereel


rivereel, From someone who’s been there, that essay, more than anything I’ve ever seen or heard, describes the indescribable.
Thank you, and please thank Jeanie for letting me read it.

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Beautiful riverreel. Thank you & Jeanie for sharing that lovely essay. Peace be with you & to you Gbus

**Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains." ~Khalil Gibran

Dear Raven,I’m pleased you appreciated Jeanie’s essay and I thank you for your kind blessing… rivereel

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Everyone needs time to grieve. Make sure you are taking care of yourself. Eat even if you are not hungry. Go outside and get exercise even if you don’t want to. If you are really down make sure you talk to a grief counselor, even if only one time.

That was a lovely essay -and thank you for sharing it.

I remember you talking of your Mother, and caring for her in her time of need.
You are a good son, as she was a good Mother, and as time goes on, you will remember all the best parts; the wonderful memories you two shared together.

Transitioning to the next World is a trip we all take…and you comforted her as she took hers.
That’s the best any of us can do for a loved one.

I played the song over and over after my beloved mother died in her 50’s…when I knew she wasn’t ready to go…and I still miss her so. To this day I say out loud, “I miss my Mom” every single day.

I hope this song brings you comfort, too.