Mar 2, 2010


"Moreover, as your meditation becomes deeper it will defend you from the perpetual assaults of the outer world," Evelyn Underhill - Practical Mysticism.

Finding purpose and meaning in our lives and the practices that support that meaning and purpose would be important enough if only for the reason Evelyn gives above. I have never seen a life without some exterior struggle, and perhaps in the lives of us who live with dementia, this is a daily occurrence. It is incredibly important that we find ways to still find meaning in our lives and the lives of those with whom we live.

Yesterday Dwane and I went to the library and shopping for the things he needs/wants. We giggled, enjoyed a 4-berry sundae together, and felt good about how much we accomplished. He checked out a new book to enjoy. Positive experiences and interactions are such an important daily event, and keeping things as normal as possible seems to help us both.

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