Jun 26, 2010

Supportive reading

"Mind is the only reality, of which men and all other natures are better or worse reflectors," Emerson.

What if it is true that the only reality is what we create in our minds? Then wouldn't it be prudent to make sure that only the best thoughts, best movies, best conversations, and best reading were occupying our minds? Perhaps Emerson is speaking of mind as an aspect of the divine; and it doesn't really matter: the point is that the contents of our minds are reflected in our worlds. I am sure you know people who see or at least talk about only what is going right in their worlds, and I am sure we all know people who talk about only what is going wrong in their worlds. We all have both. Do you focus upon the positive or the negative in your life?

While I have not read Gail Sheely's new book (I intend to read it), it is probably a good read for us providing care (her book, "Passages" was on the best seller's list for many weeks and chronicled the stages one can expect to reach in one's lifetime. Her new book, "Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos Into Confidence", may be part of the supportive conversations we choose to have.

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