Jun 16, 2012

Communication of truth

"The soul's communication of truth is the highest event in nature, since it then does not give somewhat from itself but it gives itself and becomes that man (I would add woman) whom it enlightens" Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson's writing is so lovely.  I believe it is true that our souls communicate the truth to us, and that some people can become what I call 'great souls' by becoming the truth of what their souls have told them.  I watched a documentary last night which featured Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Bishop Tutu, Mother Theresa -- all examples of people who seem to have risen above the mundane into the beyond:  into truth in its universal form. 

As caregivers for someone with dementia, we, too, can look to our souls for communication of the truth.  We can discern what is true for us and what is true in our relationship with the care receiver.  If we are able to know our ego well enough that it is not out front making our decisions, then we can trust that the decisions we make are the right ones.  For us and for all others involved. 

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