We have shared with you the importance of being realistic, supportive and willing to accept what is required of you to become a caregiver. English writer John Donne helped define the need for outside help in his often quoted line, “no man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” You will need to have support from family, friends and your community. What you will learn from “The Dhance” is also how to understand the help you already possess, inside yourself.
“In Christian teachings, God is the first of the Holy Trinity. The second is Jesus. Unity differentiates between ‘Jesus’ and ‘the Christ’. ‘Jesus’ is the man, the human incarnation. ‘The Christ’ is god’s perfect expression within each of us. (My mentor) Carol Ruth Knox explains that I was born with the indwelling Christ and I looked at the world without judgments.”
Knowing that you have the most awesome power in the Universe ready, willing and able to help you cope with the many challenges of life or caregiving is not to be forgotten when strength, patience and understanding are what you need to face another day.
Acceptance is an awesome force. Accepting reality is the force that drives forgiveness. You also can learn to cope in delving into the mind, life and acceptance of life and death that is the heart of Coy Cross’s experience related for all to learn from in “The Dhance” (Available from KohoPono Press, ISBN 978-0-9845424-2-0, visit kohopono.com or call 503-723-7392).