Aug 27, 2010


"Only that day dawns to which we are awake," Henry David Thoreau.

I am re-reading a book a friend gave me in 1995, Wherever you Go There You Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It concerns daily mindfulness, and the author contends (and I have observed) that many people spend their entire lives in a dream-like state. Mindfulness is something we can practice as we provide care for our loved one with a terminal illness.

"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally," Jon Kabat-Zinn. What a good intention for us and for those around us.

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