I wanted to share this brilliant article by Sara Watson How grief and creativity work together. Grief can be a huge wakeup call and although a very painful experience, it does offer up a massive dose of perspective which can lead to a deeper sense of purpose. Creativity can surge in the aftermath of despair and harnessing this can be hugely healing.
“When you open up mourning from the deep core of the self, not only is it extremely healing but also people can become more authentic and express themselves in a deeper way. They just become more compassionate human beings and can become more compassionate toward themselves—not just others,” she says. “People can be so persecutory toward themselves,” - Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler