Dec 27, 2010


?"Realize that no matter what jail of limitation you feel confined by today, you are inherently free," Kathy Juline.

Sometimes caring for someone with a limiting and terminal illness can feel imprisoning to me. When I look at the actual facts, I do have less freedom, less spontaneity, less independence. It can feel confining, and it is good for me to remember other models who have been imprisoned and survived, perhaps even thrived. Viktor Frankl and Nelson Mandela come to mind. They survived having their freedom and independence taken away, and perhaps they even reaped some benefits. They both came out of prison and were the source of great benefit to their fellow humans. Perhaps the time in prison honed the skills they were to use later on behalf of humankind. What skills are we cultivating while being caregivers

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