Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Sunday, August 27, 2017
A response to Hospice Work
I recently re-read Prince of Tides. Conroy says these things about his grandmother in a nursing home.
" Eventually she will die the way all old people in America die... from humiliation, incontinence, boredom, and neglect.
... because I am an American, I let her go by degrees and abandoned by her family.
... I barely have the courage to visit her. I am the architect of my grandmother's final days on earth, and became of a singular absence of nerve and grace, I have helped to make them squalid, unbearable, and despairing. "
I want to get more actively involved with Death with Dignity/ Compassion & Choices to fight for the right to make our own decisions.