The resolution of a grief is not a single event, but a journey. When our grief began, our mental, emotional and even physical processes became impaired. The journey then begins to return us not to what we were, for grief leaves an indelible mark, but to a place of sanity where growth can take place. The destination may never be found, but the journey nevertheless must be travelled. A PILGRIM ON LIFE'S ROAD completes the author's wanderings and travels to the place where questions and aberrant thoughts have been dealt with. This does not mean that there is an end to grief. It does mean that grief has achieved a new dimension and now contains elements of resolution. In resolving the many faces of grief we find that new avenues of experience have developed new levels of understanding. This book describes some of the rest-stops that are helpful in achieving this resolution. The author compares these rests along our travel road to beads on a Rosary. These become the meditational areas of consideration as we travel this road toward quieting the grief that has struck us down.
They include discussions and reflections on devotion, forgiveness, imagination, transformation, hope, gentleness, wonder, beauty, and compassion. It, also, includes a discussion on the final experience of death. Like many of life's experiences, grief will not be eliminated or forgotten, but by travelling through the experience in a controlled and meditational way, it can actually become an enhancer rather than a destroyer.