Words of Comfort Continued

2 more of my favorite shares: I realize how futile any attempt on my part would be to make you feel better about your brother's loss. Nevertheless, I cannot help but say that I'm truly sorry for you. You are one of the most friendly and kind people I've ever met. I know that if your brother possessed the same generosity of spirit and zest for life that I have sensed in you then there are many people who are grieving for him right now. I hope that as time passes, the pain will fade, but not the memory of how positively he touched others lives. Reading about him, I feel certain that there will be many fond memories that his son will no doubt hear and cherish as he grows up. While these certainly are no substitute for having him still here, I hope that this knowledge can provide you some comfort during this time and in the future. My thoughts are with you and your family, Treana. AND

"When you have lost a loved one, you suffer. but if you know how to look deeply, you have a chance to realize that his or her nature is truly the nature of no birth, no death. There is manifestation and there is the cessation of manifestation in order to have another manifestation. You have to be very keen and very alert in order to recognize the new manifestation of just one person. But with practice and with effort you can do it.

Pay attention to all the leaves, the flowers, the birds and the dewdrops. If you can stop and look deeply, you will be able to recognize your beloved one manifesting again and again in different forms. You will again embrace the joy of life." - Thich Nhat Hanh