Inspiration from Grief with Nate Berkus on Super Soul Sunday
This week on Super Soul Sunday, the question came up about what matters to you? #ThingsthatMatter
Oprah had Nate Berkus as her guest and he was talking about his new book #TheThingsThatMatter and the loss of the love of his live, Fernando.
Nate and Fernando were in Shralangia when the tsunami hit and in the midst of the storm, Nate lost Feranando in the waters.
Oprah and Nate were talking about his life after the loss of his boyfriend. Nate was describing how he “turned up the volume” on his life as he truly believes Fernando would have wanted. And also how life can’t be lived the same once you lose someone special in your life.
I can relate to many of the things regarding grief and loss because 1)I loss my mom when I was 7 and 2) the disownment from my family 3)my husband’s heart attack and medical issues
When you are going through such difficult or trying times such as the loss of a loved one or the abandonment from your family…the feelings are similar because you go through shock, pain, anger, bargaining, reflection, and healing.
When you are in the midst of the grief, it may be harder to see the lessons to be learned but they are there if you seek them out.
Nate stated through the loss of Fernando he learned the things that matter to him were to be more compassionate, go out of his comfort zone, appreciate time with people, live from his authentic self.
I could relate with Nate because through my disownment I learned the things that matter to me are listen to my inner guidance, spend time with those who have positive energy, and spread the message of self love & true purpose.
This episode came at an aligned time for me because my upcoming book, ‘DISOWNED: A Journey of Transformation from Abandonment to Healing’ is coming out soon. Stay tuned for details.
Even in the middle of the most tragic events, there is beauty that can be found if you are able to look for it, recognize it and use it to live your life with the volume turned up.
What things matter to you? And how are you planning on turning up the volume in your life?