It seems appropriate that December is that last month of the year, and as such, is a time of ending. We are only a few days into the month, and already, there have been so many deaths among people I know. Life truly is a circle. Two girls from high school died yesterday, both from extended illnesses. One had cancer and was under hospice care. Both of these girls were acquaintances, not close friends, and weren’t people that I’d kept up with very much since high school. Just the Facebook thing, posts and such. The death that has affected me the most, was that of an ICU patient.
And I just accidentally deleted the whole paragraph I wrote about one of the hardest deaths I’ve had to deal with at work. I’ll try to do this again later, I just can’t right now.
…”Meditation isn’t about getting rid of thoughts- you’ll be thinking forever. Nevertheless, if you follow the breath and label your thoughts, you learn to let things go. Beliefs of solidness, beliefs of emptiness, let it all go. If you learn to let things go, thoughts are no problem. - You just made them all up.”
- Pema Chodron; ‘Start Where You Are.’
" The mist teaches us that the road of life can be a road of peace , awe and wonder "