Nothing we can say or do

I was in conversation with a friend who lost a loved one recently.

As we exchanged notes, and feelings with each other, there came a moment when we acknowledged to each other that nothing I said or did could help make the situation better.

She was in the cave with the fiercest of demons and no amount of wishing they go away would make that happen.

The only way out was acceptance.

Every once in a while, we’re faced with situations when words and actions only go so far. These situations often tend to involve mortality and loss.

Acknowledging our powerlessness to get to grips with the situation sounds counter intuitive.

But, it is often the best way to move forward and make progress.