Beware of your mind’s tendency to construct a story around the loss where you give yourself the role of a victim. Fear, anger, resentment, and self pity are the emotions that come with this role. Becoming aware of the space that lies behind the emotions, beyond the role, takes you to a deeper space, a space of peaceful emptiness.
Whenever any kind of deep loss occurs—such as losing possessions, your home, a relationship, your job, or your reputation—it’s like something inside you dies. Your sense of who you are diminishes. You may even end up asking, ”Who am I?”
When this happens, don’t deny or ignore the pain. Instead, accept that it is there.
Face the emptiness that is there, and you may find it is no longer a fearful place but a space that emanates peace.