Grief is everywhere! Our experience with COVID 19 has and continues to bring us grief. In my business coaching practice and in my own life grief is at the forefront.
Grief is the loss of normal. Grief is the death of something. In the businesses I collaborate as well as many others I know all of us are dealing with grief. What was normal, the way we did things is gone.
And when there is a loss of normal it is replaced by fear. We are grieving because we are fearful about the future. In the United States we are grieving as a society because we miss each other. With COVID 19 we are hearing grief in almost all aspects of our society. Why? We are collectively dealing with the loss of the world we knew.
And when each of us is grieving it is harder to connect. Why? We have to become vulnerable to the situation that is causing someone else to grieve and reconcile it with our vulnerability in our situation. When we feel vulnerable, we don’t want to connect. Yet, shared vulnerability is the way to connect.
It is the way we can collectively come together and grieve about the loss of the world we knew. Grief is definitely the loss of normal. And the worst loss is yours. When we are focused on ourselves it makes it even harder to connect with others. We are driven because we are social beings to come together. COVID 19 is causing us to be and stay apart.