«Bronnie Ware says; for many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.
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«If it’s not a significant challenge, it’s not your edge. If it doesn’t require courage, it’s not your edge. This doesn’t mean that danger necessarily has to be present, but there is definite risk involved, whether that be losing face or speaking truths that might radically alter our life direction.
If all it requires is thinking positively, it’s not your edge. If it doesn’t — however briefly — bring up resistance in you, resistance that can easily toss aside or shed therapeutic and spiritual interventions, it’s not your edge. If you think you’re doing deep inner work while you sit relatively intact, it’s not your edge. If it’s easy, asking nothing much from you, it’s not your edge.
You know you’re at your edge when you strongly intuit that you need to go ahead regardless of how uncomfortable or fearful you are. This is very different than taking foolish or “should”-driven risks. A particularly challenging edge is that of opening to our core wounds, especially when we reach the point where we need to fully feel them without any “adult” dissociation or distancing from them. Being told ahead of time that this will be good for us doesn’t have much impact; undertaking such a uncommonly vulnerable journey takes real guts.
Approaching our edge brings us more and more present, eventually taking us not just from here to there, but from here to a deeper here, from now to a deeper now. If this sounds like an adventure, it’s because it is, both internally and externally. The very difficulty of this, the very dragons we meet along the way, the very self-restructuring we may undergo — all are but fierce grace, honing and refining and deepening us, helping forge a selfhood that’s a gift to one and all.»
By Robert Augustus.