What to Do in Times of Vulnerability

As soon as the southwest monsoon flows over the air there was an occurrence of a vague loneliness I cannot explain. The moisture-laden wind carries with it a painful sensation I do not even want to go back to. The climax of the summer heat is almost over and the season was telling me June is coming.  I wish I have the power to remove it from the calendar of time because it brings with it the memories of the most unbearable agony of losing my son.  And I’m scared.

I’m scared because they say the more it last the more it hurts.  It’s almost three years now. And I am not sure if I am done with the grieving process or if I can get through with it.  The gradual change of atmosphere clouded my emotions with sorrow and there was a screaming voice inside making me lost in the air. In my desperate search to meet the sunshine along the way here’s what I found out:

1. Reach out

Exposing the imaginary dragons to someone we trust lost its power over us. It allows us to show our authentic self and by doing so we stop wasting our energy to something that will destroy us in the long run. I was so absorb with myself after losing my son until I hear a women sharing how she lost two of her siblings a year after losing her husband. Suddenly my troubles seem like a grain.

2. Shield ourselves  and put up defenses

In our weakest moment we may find strength from practical and Godly advice. Sometimes it could be from the people closest to us or from those who inspire us. Today we almost have everything at our disposal where to search for inspirations to fortify us.

3. Strive to be happy

It is our primary duty in life. Happiness is something we work out and it does not come naturally. According to Bertrand Russell on his book The Conquest of Happiness published in 1930, “Happiness is not, except in very rare cases, something that drops into the mouth, like a ripe fruit….Happiness must be, for most men and women, an achievement rather than a gift of the gods, and in this achievement, effort both inward and outward, must play a great part.”

4. Count your blessings

Researchers found out that counting our blessings big or small made our emotions more positive and increase our ability to handle life’s disappointments.

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  2. Nena 4 years ago

    Reaching out is a major one that many of us fail to do. Thanks for this reminder:)

  3. AnnaLevensonPsy 4 years ago

    I’m not sure you can get over a loss like that (I lost my father when I was 9), but it does get easier. My step-dad is getting older and I’m having a strangely difficult time with it because I don’t know how I can lose another dad. I know it isn’t the same, but striving to move on is important. Blessed be.

  4. leadership2mommyship 4 years ago

    This is real beautifully written and wonderful advice. I’ve not suffered a loss such as this, but I can only imagine reaching out to others with the same experiences would help provide a little mending. So, too, might finding a cause close to your heart to work with…like working with children. Only one idea. I’m sure they’re are many. Thank you for laying your heart out in this post.

  5. dasoulstriker 4 years ago

    Counting our blessings indeed uplift us through hardest 🙂 🙂 🙂


  6. cprworksfl 4 years ago

    My life seems to go better when I am grateful for what I have!

  7. Nicole Fairless 4 years ago

    Thank you for this!

  8. Dan Leonard 4 years ago

    Inspiring I like it??

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  11. sinsandsparklesblog 3 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading this, thank you

  12. Eclectra 3 years ago

    Thank you Aui V. You have helped me. I cannot know of the pain from the loss of a child. I have been told there is nothing so devastating. However, your words have helped my heart understand my mom.

  13. callmetrav 3 years ago

    I found this to be very encouraging. Thank you. ?

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  15. Broken Crayons 3 years ago

    You state your thoughts clear and your writing adds the rhythm.
    Loved it 🙂

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  17. Mark Smith 3 years ago

    Great post! Very useful and to the point

  18. shamimsobhani 3 years ago

    I agree with this, especially that part about “strive to be happy”. Happiness is everything.

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  21. shub 3 years ago

    Inspired ?

  22. Vinay Garg 3 years ago

    Juicy articled loved it… specialy what you have written in point 3.

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  24. Akash Singh 3 years ago

    An expressive and amazing post! Just loved it.
    “Fame plays a double Game.”
    To know more, read my poem on “Fame” at
    I hope you will like it ?

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