The Wild Edge of Sorrow

The work of the mature person is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other and be stretched large by them.

Author: Francis Weller

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583949757

Category: Self-Help

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Noted psychotherapist Francis Weller provides an essential guide for navigating the deep waters of sorrow and loss in this lyrical yet practical handbook for mastering the art of grieving. Describing how Western patterns of amnesia and anesthesia affect our capacity to cope with personal and collective sorrows, Weller reveals the new vitality we may encounter when we welcome, rather than fear, the pain of loss. Through moving personal stories, poetry, and insightful reflections he leads us into the central energy of sorrow, and to the profound healing and heightened communion with each other and our planet that reside alongside it. The Wild Edge of Sorrow explains that grief has always been communal and illustrates how we need the healing touch of others, an atmosphere of compassion, and the comfort of ritual in order to fully metabolize our grief. Weller describes how we often hide our pain from the world, wrapping it in a secret mantle of shame. This causes sorrow to linger unexpressed in our bodies, weighing us down and pulling us into the territory of depression and death. We have come to fear grief and feel too alone to face an encounter with the powerful energies of sorrow. Those who work with people in grief, who have experienced the loss of a loved one, who mourn the ongoing destruction of our planet, or who suffer the accumulated traumas of a lifetime will appreciate the discussion of obstacles to successful grief work such as privatized pain, lack of communal rituals, a pervasive feeling of fear, and a culturally restrictive range of emotion. Weller highlights the intimate bond between grief and gratitude, sorrow and intimacy. In addition to showing us that the greatest gifts are often hidden in the things we avoid, he offers powerful tools and rituals and a list of resources to help us transform grief into a force that allows us to live and love more fully.
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The Wild Edge of Sorrow

Noted psychotherapist Francis Weller provides an essential guide for navigating the deep waters of sorrow and loss in this lyrical yet practical handbook for mastering the art of grieving.

Author: Francis Weller

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ISBN: 0369313917

Category: Self-Help

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Noted psychotherapist Francis Weller provides an essential guide for navigating the deep waters of sorrow and loss in this lyrical yet practical handbook for mastering the art of grieving. Describing how Western patterns of amnesia and anesthesia affect our capacity to cope with personal and collective sorrows, Weller reveals the new vitality we may encounter when we welcome, rather than fear, the pain of loss. Through moving personal stories, poetry, and insightful reflections he leads us into the central energy of sorrow, and to the profound healing and heightened communion with each other and our planet that reside alongside it. The Wild Edge of Sorrow explains that grief has always been communal and illustrates how we need the healing touch of others, an atmosphere of compassion, and the comfort of ritual in order to fully metabolize our grief. Weller describes how we often hide our pain from the world, wrapping it in a secret mantle of shame. This causes sorrow to linger unexpressed in our bodies, weighing us down and pulling us into the territory of depression and death. We have come to fear grief and feel too alone to face an encounter with the powerful energies of sorrow. Those who work with people in grief, who have experienced the loss of a loved one, who mourn the ongoing destruction of our planet, or who suffer the accumulated traumas of a lifetime will appreciate the discussion of obstacles to successful grief work such as privatized pain, lack of communal rituals, a pervasive feeling of fear, and a culturally restrictive range of emotion. Weller highlights the intimate bond between grief and gratitude, sorrow and intimacy. In addition to showing us that the greatest gifts are often hidden in the things we avoid, he offers powerful tools and rituals and a list of resources to help us transform grief into a force that allows us to live and love more fully.''''
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Grieving Is Loving

In the style of a quote-a-day collection, this book from Wisdom’s bestselling author Joanne Cacciatore distills down the award-winning book Bearing the Unbearable into easy-to-access small chunks, and includes much brand-new material, ...

Author: Joanne Cacciatore

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

ISBN: 1614297010

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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In the style of a quote-a-day collection, this book from Wisdom’s bestselling author Joanne Cacciatore distills down the award-winning book Bearing the Unbearable into easy-to-access small chunks, and includes much brand-new material, including new prose and poems from Dr. Jo and other sources as well. From INDIES Gold Medal Award-Winner and Wisdom Bestseller Joanne Cacciatore If you love, you will grieve—and nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human. This book is a companion to carry with you throughout your day, to touch in with and be supported by when bearing the unbearable pain of a loved one’s death—whether weeks or years since their passing. Our culture often makes the bereaved feel alone, isolated, broken, and like they should just “get over it”—this book offers a loving antidote. Open to any page and you’ll find something that will instantly help you feel not alone, while honoring the full weight of loss. This book is comprised of quotations from Bearing the Unbearable, and other sources as well, plus an enormous amount of new material from Dr. Jo. Especially well-suited for the grieving mind that may struggle with concentration, just 30 seconds on any page will empower, hearten, and validate any bereaved person—helping give strength and courage to bear life’s most painful losses. Praise for Bearing the Unbearable “This masterpiece is the greatest gift I could give to someone entrenched in grief, or to the loved ones of the bereaved.”—The Tattooed Buddha “Simply the best book I have ever read on the process of grief.”—Huffington Post “Anyone who's trying to deal with a loss, or anyone who knows someone dealing with a loss, (and in truth, isn't that everyone?) will benefit from reading this amazing book.”—Foreword Reviews “It offers hope for those who feel like their loss has disconnected themselves forever from humanity and the circle of life.”—Doug Bremner, MD, professor of psychiatry, Emory University and author of You Can’t Just Snap Out of It “This is a holy book, riddled with insight and compassion.”—Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow
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The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation

This is a book of aliveness and brilliance; a luminous synthesis of sacred, eloquent creativity; a unique collaboration with Rashani Réa and Francis Weller, two compassionate authorities known for their revolutionary work and healing ...

Author: Rashani Rea

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ISBN: 1548696501

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This is a book of aliveness and brilliance; a luminous synthesis of sacred, eloquent creativity; a unique collaboration with Rashani R�a and Francis Weller, two compassionate authorities known for their revolutionary work and healing presence. The Journaling Edition includes nearly 100 blank pages, for those who want to add insights and reflections as they journey through the book.As we turn each page, we become increasingly aware of the inseparable union of unconditioned Awareness and our conditioned experiences-what Peter Fenner calls "The Co-emergent Wisdom of Just This." Rashani and Francis are skilled toolmakers who masterfully guide us through the raw vulnerability of grief to a place of reverence for the journey, offering a balm to the nomads of this harsh terrain. "The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation" infuses our lives with an immediate sense of perspective-deeper than, and beyond, conceptual understanding, inviting us to consider that suffering is an option, not an inevitable, ongoing condition! Rashani R�a's 108 stunning, full color collages are accompanied by six chapters of exquisite, soulful writing by Francis Weller. Each collage contains inspired words from more than fifty women and men, whose insights invite us to glimpse That which is unscathable and whole-That which has been colored by experience (and grief) yet not harmed or changed by any degree of pain or suffering.This book is a compass, a lamp, a valuable guide! It is a remarkable embodiment of the ancient Tibetan practice of Tonglen. Throughout these pages you will find a spaciousness for cultivating mercy and equanimity in the presence of suffering. R�a and Weller have breathed in personal and collective pain and are breathing out compassion, wisdom, wakefulness, and beauty. You can but hold it and reach a peace you thought unattainable. But read it for perspective, and for the love of art and solace.
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Grieving Is Loving

In the style of a quote-a-day collection, this book from Wisdom’s bestselling author Joanne Cacciatore distills down the award-winning book Bearing the Unbearable into easy-to-access small chunks, and includes much brand-new material, ...

Author: Joanne Cacciatore

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

ISBN: 1614297010

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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In the style of a quote-a-day collection, this book from Wisdom’s bestselling author Joanne Cacciatore distills down the award-winning book Bearing the Unbearable into easy-to-access small chunks, and includes much brand-new material, including new prose and poems from Dr. Jo and other sources as well. From INDIES Gold Medal Award-Winner and Wisdom Bestseller Joanne Cacciatore If you love, you will grieve—and nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human. This book is a companion to carry with you throughout your day, to touch in with and be supported by when bearing the unbearable pain of a loved one’s death—whether weeks or years since their passing. Our culture often makes the bereaved feel alone, isolated, broken, and like they should just “get over it”—this book offers a loving antidote. Open to any page and you’ll find something that will instantly help you feel not alone, while honoring the full weight of loss. This book is comprised of quotations from Bearing the Unbearable, and other sources as well, plus an enormous amount of new material from Dr. Jo. Especially well-suited for the grieving mind that may struggle with concentration, just 30 seconds on any page will empower, hearten, and validate any bereaved person—helping give strength and courage to bear life’s most painful losses. Praise for Bearing the Unbearable “This masterpiece is the greatest gift I could give to someone entrenched in grief, or to the loved ones of the bereaved.”—The Tattooed Buddha “Simply the best book I have ever read on the process of grief.”—Huffington Post “Anyone who's trying to deal with a loss, or anyone who knows someone dealing with a loss, (and in truth, isn't that everyone?) will benefit from reading this amazing book.”—Foreword Reviews “It offers hope for those who feel like their loss has disconnected themselves forever from humanity and the circle of life.”—Doug Bremner, MD, professor of psychiatry, Emory University and author of You Can’t Just Snap Out of It “This is a holy book, riddled with insight and compassion.”—Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow
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Grieving is Loving

In the style of a quote-a-day collection, this book from Wisdom’s bestselling author Joanne Cacciatore distills down the award-winning book Bearing the Unbearable into easy-to-access small chunks, and includes much brand-new material, ...

Author: Joanne Cacciatore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614297024

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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In the style of a quote-a-day collection, this book from Wisdom’s bestselling author Joanne Cacciatore distills down the award-winning book Bearing the Unbearable into easy-to-access small chunks, and includes much brand-new material, including new prose and poems from Dr. Jo and other sources as well. From INDIES Gold Medal Award-Winner and Wisdom Bestseller Joanne Cacciatore If you love, you will grieve—and nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human. This book is a companion to carry with you throughout your day, to touch in with and be supported by when bearing the unbearable pain of a loved one’s death—whether weeks or years since their passing. Our culture often makes the bereaved feel alone, isolated, broken, and like they should just “get over it”—this book offers a loving antidote. Open to any page and you’ll find something that will instantly help you feel not alone, while honoring the full weight of loss. This book is comprised of quotations from Bearing the Unbearable, and other sources as well, plus an enormous amount of new material from Dr. Jo. Especially well-suited for the grieving mind that may struggle with concentration, just 30 seconds on any page will empower, hearten, and validate any bereaved person—helping give strength and courage to bear life’s most painful losses. Praise for Bearing the Unbearable “This masterpiece is the greatest gift I could give to someone entrenched in grief, or to the loved ones of the bereaved.”—The Tattooed Buddha “Simply the best book I have ever read on the process of grief.”—Huffington Post “Anyone who's trying to deal with a loss, or anyone who knows someone dealing with a loss, (and in truth, isn't that everyone?) will benefit from reading this amazing book.”—Foreword Reviews “It offers hope for those who feel like their loss has disconnected themselves forever from humanity and the circle of life.”—Doug Bremner, MD, professor of psychiatry, Emory University and author of You Can’t Just Snap Out of It “This is a holy book, riddled with insight and compassion.”—Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow
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The Ladies Repository

She may suffer, but sympathy may dull the edge of sorrow. A house with love in it
—and by love expressed in words, and looks, and deeds, for I have not one spark
of faith in love that never crops out—is to a house without love, as a person to a ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010335789

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The Wild River Wilderness

The raccoon , another fur - bearing animal of value , is seldom found in the deep
woods and , to the sorrow of many farmers , stay close to the woodland edge ,
living in hollow trees . He is a prowler , usually at night , moving along brooks ...

Author: D. B. Wight

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89067935130

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 158

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On the Edge of Evening

it is burdened with love and with sorrow , it is quick at the end with a brave and
quiet resignation to fate . There is beauty so poignant there is sufficiency in it .
The beauty of the Liebestod is such a beauty . There is sadness , too , in the
larghetto ...

Author: Cornelius Weygandt

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B158509

Category: Authors

Page: 217

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Restraining the Wild Child

... ( the elements ) appeared to induce the quiet expression of sorrow and
melancholy ; a remark hazarded in opposition to ... he delighted in taking a great
many turns about it ; after which he used to seat himself on the edge of a bowl of
water .

Author: Diane Elizabeth Young

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010270655

Category:

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Westward the Sun

... had reached this wild , bleak spot where no house stood ; and it seemed to her
, watching it now , that the happiness of the years was entwined in its growth —
and the sadness too , although time had a way of blunting the edge of sorrows .

Author: Brigid Knight (pseud.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B63778

Category: Transvaal

Page: 364

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Romantic novel set in the Transvaal at the beginning of conflict between the Boers and the English.
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Island Wife

Funny and tender, this is a book of endless horizons and a breath of fresh air. It is also the story of a creative woman coming out from under and finding her true self.

Author: Judy Fairbairns

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444759617

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Dream of living on a remote Scottish island? ISLAND WIFE tells one woman's true life story from 19-year-old bride to mother of five, running a family hotel a recording studio and a whale watching business. By turns unflinching, moving and very funny, this is a memoir of a 40 year marriage and a woman's extraordinary life. 'A hugely entertaining story of family travails and triumphs' KIRSTY WARK 'A sensitive, brave and honest look at a life lived in the wake of others' needs' DAILY MAIL Judy, at 19, met her future husband, who whisked her off into an adventure, a marriage of over forty years, and a life on a remote Hebridean island. Along the way she bears five children, learns how to run a rocky hill farm, a hotel, a recording studio and the first whale watching business in the UK - all the while inventively making fraying ends meet. When her children start to leave home, things fall apart and there is sadness and joy in how she puts things back together. Funny and tender, this is a book of endless horizons and a breath of fresh air. It is also the story of a creative woman coming out from under and finding her true self.
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Badgers on the Highland Edge

In some parts of Britain his domain has become so urbanised he is no more wild
than your garden robin or a farmyard ... If he finds a hand that feeds him, and an
eye that watches over him in a town, that simply mitigates the sorrow of his urban
 ...

Author: Jim Crumley

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: CORNELL:31924073988960

Category: Badgers

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The author has worked a patch of the Highland Edge - the landscape where the last of the high fields and wooded hills buttress on to the first of the mountains - and it colours much of his writing. Badgers didn't feature in his writing, however, because at the time they had been driven out of the area. But his determination to find badgers and write about them lead him through a conspiracy of circumstances to a troubled foray among Lowland setts near Edinburgh. This book describes his experiences.
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The Wild Wind

But again nothing was found . A group of Portuguese women knelt at the edge of
the cliff and recited a rosary for Joe , and an old man wailed for him . ... His face in
the repose of sleep was marked nt with sorrow . His hair stiffened with salt was ...

Author: Marjorie Sinclair

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105047932079

Category: Generations

Page: 250

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Child of the Wild

Dire peril , its shape unimagined , lurked just at the edge of his failing vision . A
full - grown white man ... sorrow , and fear , this was really an hour of peril for him
. A minor malady ... He tried to lie very still . This was his 16 CHILD OF THE WILD.

Author: Edison Marshall

Publisher: Copp Clark Company

ISBN: UCAL:$B301805

Category: Alaska

Page: 297

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Shepherds of the Wild

The heat of the fire above her grew steadily fiercer , and she saw with a strange
sorrow that the little mountain flowers - hardy , lovely things that had weathered ...
even at the very edge of the forest fire - might bring unconsciousness after all .

Author: Edison Marshall

Publisher: New York : A.L. Burt Company

ISBN: UCAL:$B301807

Category: Indiana

Page: 300

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Wisdom of the Wild

... people worldwide , rich or poor , must endure the loss of loved ones as well as
the sorrow of their own diminishment and ... A friend and his wife in Tafara , a
Zimbabwean township on the eastern edge of the capital city , taught me the
beauty ...

Author: Janice McLaughlin

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133195102

Category: Animals

Page: 69

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The Fantastic Imagination II

... in the water , it went leaping away from star to star to the farthest edge of the
marshlands , where a great wood grew where dwelt the Oldest of Wild Things .
And it found the Oldest of Wild Things sitting under a tree , sheltering itself from
the moon . ... But they that were kin to the Elf - folk were sorry for the little Wild
Thing ; and though the Wild Things cannot sorrow long , having no souls to
sorrow with ...

Author: Robert H. Boyer

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 038041533X

Category: Fantastic fiction.

Page: 307

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Sixteen phantasmal stories of the past century evoking illusion, myth and mystical delights as primary world beings, fairies and other supernatural figures interact in magical adventures
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The Living Age

AT THE WORLD'S EDGE . On the edge of ... Strange secrets like these by the
wild winds are hurled , Secrets of life and death , pleasure and pain , On the edge
of the world . ... and sorrow , love , laughter , and tears , On the edge of the world .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112108101814

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