In this beautiful interview, Francis Weller speaks to the value of grief as a threshold emotion, in its ability to soften the heart, to bring us alive and allow us to fully express our joy and exuberance, as well as compassion and gratitude.

To allow grief to move through us safely and powerfully, we need the circle. We need community to provide both a safe container to witness and hold our sorrow, and to provide the energy and collective field of grief so that our own personal process finds its place in the web of life once more.