I am listening to this book in an audio format. It is both practical and inspirational.
Death has been much on my mind for a long time, actually. A few years ago one of my teachers asked us to consider what it would take to die consciously? Although the concept was not new to me, I had not really given it much thought.
But now, a few years down the road and with my daughter - a medical social worker - gently encouraging me to get my affairs in order, I am thinking more about death.
About end of life. About my 'stuff'. About letting go. Finishing well. Saying all the things I need to say so that at the very end I do not die with regrets.
In this respect Ghandi was such an inspiration: he practiced every day so that when he died the 'name of God' was on his lips.
I am not aspiring to be Ghandi or to have the name of God be on my lips as I die...whatever that looks like...but rather to feel at peace. Ready. Knowing I had lived a good life. Been of help to others. Encouraged and supported others. Been a good person - the best I could be with my human frailties.
I am not suggesting that thinking of dying is what everyone needs to be doing. No. What I am suggesting is that in many ways we are experietncing death all the time: big ways like jobs ending, relationships ending or changing, people we love actually dying.
And small ways: not as flexible in your body as you once were, kids are now taller than you, some things that used to be easy are now harder.
If you would like some help with death and dying issues - BIG OR SMALL - I would be privileged to help. Call/text 360-432-1236; Let's set up a free consultation so you can ask questions and we can decide if we are a good 'fit'.
Good quote from William Shakespeare! And an even better sentiment.
We are weary and helping others helps us! So from the website Zen Habits comes this article about 25 ways to help a fellow human being today: zenhabits.net/25-ways-to-help-a-fellow-human-being-today/
And here are the 25:
We are, I believe the world over feeling tired right now.
Of so many things. Each country, nation, city, tribe...even village has issues that have been heightened by the global pandemic.
Even the words 'global pandemic' are, to me, tiring.
So what is it you do, or need to do, when your very soul is tired?
When my soul is tired I have found myself resting more. Doing less. Walking outside more. Taking more pictures of flowers and trees. Short videos of my little dog, Mallow. Slowing things down. Finding my 'way'.
What are you doing for you when you feel tired? How do you find your way? Your path? Your soul's truth?
If you are struggling with ALL of this, I can help. One of my clients recently said: "Thanks Zoe for your wisdom and compassion. I feel you are really there for me."
Call/text 360-432-1236. I would love to set up a free consultation and find out if we would do good work together!
I am a catalyst for others, helping people continue, over their entire life span - preconception, conception, in the womb and after - to grow, learn, heal so that each person can live their deepest longings. This is my passion.
Adventurer, lover of beauty, seeking clarity, harmony & balance. Compassionate. Just. Fair. Grateful. Hugely grateful.