When I was almost at the bottom and feeling discouraged a member of the sailing club saw I was about to give up and he came over to give me a pep talk. I told him all things I tried to do to make my sailboat go faster, how I tried to keep up with the fleet....
We are all going to die. But the fact that there was a relative estimate of the time frame somehow allowed me to have a whole new outlook on life. One I wish I could share with everyone.
Unfortunately, I did not start keeping track of my references until later in the process. As such some are missing. I am in the process rebuilding them and creating links in the Article, but as with any thing this takes time.
Today we're going to talk about peace. Not peace in the world, not peace in our time, but inner peace. And putting inner peace as a priority. There are three key categories that constitute your ability to help make personal peace a priority: 1. Mental well-being. 2. Emotional well being 3. Spiritual state
I learned how to meditate years ago as a necessity to keep doing my job. The projects I lead were stress filled and I found myself bringing the stress home to my family on the weekends. So, I searched for ways to deal with it. I did paintings in the evenings; I took walks and listen to music… all the great things but the real thing that help me was learning meditation.
Music can frame some of our greatest moments, joy, sorrow, love and of course pain and loss. So many emotions can be captured in music. So many things can change with Dementia but music, yes music can still help us find and even remember joy in the morning.
Purpose, the fifth coping mechanism it is about having the ability to focus our energies. It helps us feel like what we’re doing is a contribution to others or to something more important than just simply sitting around waiting for the inevitable.
Gratitude is Coping Mechanism #4. This coping mechanism, sets up so many things. Being grateful it not only changes your attitude, but it enables seeing things with a positive attitude.