My Interpretation of Grief: Inspired by Miley Cyrus

by Adrian Molina

Do you remember that song from Miley Cyrus? “Wrecking Ball”? 

That title. That is grief. Or at least that’s how it felt and feels to me. 

This part of the song always gets me…

“I put you high up in the sky

And now, you’re not coming down

It slowly turned, you let me burn

And now, we’re ashes on the ground”

Grief isn’t easy. It’s messy, painful, and can feel like a never-ending journey through the dark. 

Back in 2017, I lost my mom, and let me tell you, it hit me hard. I spent years carrying around this heavy weight of sadness and guilt. 

Today, I want to share a bit about the biggest step I’ve taken for my healing process that was feeling long overdue. 

Recently, I decided to take some time for myself and joined a five-day trauma treatment program. I was scared because I never done group therapy, I never been on an outpatient treatment. And most importantly I was scare of opening the pandora box. I knew it needed to be open. And to some extent there was an urgency to it, I just couldn’t find the right outlet. Not in therapy, not with friends, not meditating. Of all the options and things that I tried I never though that the most successful way for me to feel that I was actively healing was in the presence of other strangers that were sharing their own challenges and by at the end of the week I felt I have new friends and more important something shifted inside.

 I knew I have done deep work, and not superficial like before. It really hit home. 

For the first time in years, I felt a sense of peace within me. 

 During those days, I realized something important: grief isn’t something you go through alone.

 It’s this mix of love and pain, and having people by your side that makes all the difference.

It hit me that grief isn’t just about missing someone; it’s also about feeling connected to others who get it, who share your pain. 

They see the love you have inside and that you don’t know where to pour it back. If that makes any sense.

Grief is messy, but it’s also a learning experience. 

A possibility for change. 

An invitation to mature. 

A philosophical earthquake of our existence. 

Love never fades, and even though our loved ones may not be here physically, they’re always with us in our hearts.


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  • Adrian Molina

    Adrian Molina, a prominent figure in community organization and mental health advocacy, dedicates his life to fostering connections and effecting positive change, particularly among marginalized groups. With a background in social service, including work in homeless shelters and maximum security prisons, Adrian emphasizes the importance of mind-body practices in healthcare and law enforcement. As the founder of Warrior Flow, Adrian offers trauma-informed yoga education worldwide, targeting those in community outreach and the medical field. He's a passionate mental health advocate, volunteering with crisis hotlines, serving as an ambassador for NAMI, and training for various programs focused on suicide prevention and child abuse. Adrian is also working on a memoir exploring themes of mental health, resilience, and growth. Adrian's influence spans globally, inspiring hope and change in countless lives. Click link below to learn more about Adrian’s work.

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