Nov 10, 2012


"Fear is the cheapest room in the house.  I would like to see you living in better conditions." Hafiz

Fear.  It seems to be a frequent companion of humans.  As caregivers we may fear that we do not have the resiliency to continue caregiving, that we may not have the financial resources to pay for all the needed services, that our own health may be negatively affected.  Statistics show us that all of these things do happen.  There is no absolute way to prevent these things from happening to us --- although careful and judicious planning helps prevent them.  What we need to do is not invite fear to sit down for dinner with us.  As humans, of course, we will be visited by fear; but let us not make fear a house guest.  To prevent that, practice mantras such as, "All is well."  Meditation, exercise, adequate sleep and nutrition -- all help to dispel fear.  Today let us have no fear.

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