A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let dead things go.
– Author unknown
- Today is World Gratitude Day
- Dance With Life
- How to Age Gracefully
- Commandments for the Long Haul
- “Death Doulas” Provide Aid at the End of Life
Today is World Gratitude Day
Diana Butler Bass reflects on how the practice of gratitude got her through the past 18 months. She writes, “Gratitude is resilience of sorts, the defiance of kindness in the face of anger, of connection in the face of division, and of hope in the face of fear. “
From The Cottage.
Commandments for the Long Haul
Fr. Ron Rolheiser of Oblate Seminary in San Antonio, Texas, offers some practices for living long lives of faithfulness: “Give yourself permission to be inadequate.” “Be sufficiently loving and critical at the same time.”
From the blog of Ron Rolheiser.
“Death Doulas” Provide Aid at the End of Life
While we spend a lot of time preparing for a birth, as a society we shy away from discussing death or preparing for it emotionally and spiritually. Hence the rising interest in end-of-life or “death”doulas who become companions to the dying, sitting with them, listening to them, helping them write their life stories and plan their own end-of-life memorials.
Found in Daily Good.
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