Loss Can Be The Beginning Of Finding Our Way

Life transitions, as well as times of grief and loss, can be viewed as

opportunities to deepen our understanding of love and life. When a

beloved human or animal companion no longer walks at our side, or

our lives are changed in the course of events beyond our control, it is

difficult to find hope, faith and gratitude. Yet, these emotional and

mental aspects of well-being may assist us in answering the existential

questions of loss, identity, purpose, and meaning.


Perhaps one’s inner call to counseling is best described by the well-known

author Wendell Berry, who said:

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work. And that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey.”