One of my favorite adults to spend time with as a child was my grandfather. I followed him downhill to the barn, across the pasture, into the garden, inside the chicken house. He talked and I listened. One of the life lessons I learned from him is that even if you live to be 110, it’s brief.
This is becoming truer to me as I have recently reached my 60′s and remember him. What kind of footprints do I want to leave here on this Earth?
Those who are critically ill or terminally ill teach us so much about life and death. The trick is whether or not we want to listen. We must train ouselves to ‘be present’ to them, really hear them, and honor the wisdom their suffering is teaching us.
We can become so caught up in our day-to-day survival modes that we miss golden opportunities to make a difference to someone else in our path. When we stop and make the time to be still and listen to our heart, our spirit, speak to us in meditation as we seek to hear The Spirit, we find we are more aware of our purpose in being here….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Becki is the author of Transitions: A Nurse’s Education About Life and Death.
Photo Credit: Gail Lynne Goodwin