Monday, August 1, 2011
Let me respectfully remind you,
Life and death are of supreme importance.
I have been on a bit of a self care/spirituality-focused quest over the past few years, because I am curious about ways to conceptualize these things and they are inherently difficult to pin down. I am one of those people who considers herself both spiritual and religious, and I wanted to get a sense of how others are thinking about these issues as they pertain to serving others, especially in the face of serious illness and death.
|Labyrinth at the AAHPM Annual Assembly 2011 - Vancouver|
from J Palliat Med, Oct 2006; 9(5):1049-52.
...to help them live well... to realize in each soul: meaning, peace, joy, and fulfillment. Which begs the question: Shouldn’t we extend that same compassionate whole person care to ourselves? In fact, don’t we have to, in order to truly hold compassionate presence for others?