For people who love companion animals and mourn their passing, there are animal chaplains. Not that animals are religious, rather to acknowledge a growing and graced awareness that they too are spiritual beings.
The end of grief is this instant.
We are mostly untutored in the essentials—death, loss, temporality and diminishment. Grief is ego’s response to an existential fact: “Everything passes / Everything changes.” It’s an unwillingness to let go of what’s gone.
When his son died, Emerson looked hard at grief. He later recalled it as a shallow emotion, depthless and unreal. No stoic lives far from the fact that we are born to die.
The feeling of well-being, sometimes called the joy of being, is autonomous; it does not depend on our life situation being one way or another. Sometimes it arises to illumine a circumstance that is, by every measure of the mind, a terrible constraint or a grievous loss.
Well-being is uncaused. This shimmering convexity is innate, inhabiting every individual to the fullest possible extent.