If you can just appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude - Suzuki Roshi -

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Lost my Roles

No not rolls, roles. Ram Dass in "Still Here" writes of the loss of meaning that often occurs in one's life as we age and loss our common roles - father, son, worker. I am experiencing just this, having lost both my parents and with both my children moving from home over the past two years. It's a hard transition I can tell you, some confusion, some depression, some anxiety. Dass writes that, "The sooner we begin cultivating a mind that can work with heavy mental states as meaninglessness and depression, the better able we will be, later on, to escape them" Being present is the key once again.

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