Last March we wrote a blog, Making Friends With Illness, that quoted our friend Liz who, at the time, had cancer. Last week she died. Our lives had intermingled for over 25 years, we lived next door for some of those, we knew her extended family and she knew ours, we used to spend summer […]
Life is challenging enough, we can never know what will arise next and only when our minds are clear and focused can we make the best decisions.
Allowing fear in and making friends with it so it becomes an ally
The word stress is a derivation of the Latin word meaning to be drawn tight, which is pretty much how most of us feel. The words meditation and medication have the same prefix derived from the Latin word medicus, meaning to care or to cure, indicating that meditation is likely to be the most effective and efficient remedy for a busy and overworked mind. Which is why meditation is the greatest gift you could give your self.
You must be the change you want to see in the world, as Mahatma Gandhi so eloquently said. In other words, change has to start within ourselves; we cannot expect the world to change if we do not. Instead of focusing on the problems, we can start to live the solutions.