Just before I left for an extended cruise of the Bahamas (which, for refreshment of soul and spirit, I highly recommend), it fell to me to officiate at the funeral of a young physician. He had courageously and selflessly battled a chronic cancer for almost nine years. The dilemmas of when a doctor becomes a patient are fairly well documented. The reality boils down to one simple piece: they know too much.
Most of us are caretakers or providers or some other life-path that does not make it feasible to sit in a meditative state and “be” all day long. So realistically, how can we meet our daily responsibilities to ourselves and to others and also live in a state of “be” -ing?
The meaning of be-ing-ness has many interpretations. But for this month’s article, let’s explore how be-ing relates to how we experience life’s journey. Read more
As I wrote this, I am looking out of my study window at a gray sky. It is in the 30 degree range and drizzle is falling.
On April 1, the Phillies open their 2011 season. The “new year” of baseball is about to begin and, for at least 1 day (or maybe one three game series) visions of pennants seem possible. Given the state of the world, baseball season is coming just in time! Read more
Here is one of “those” questions. How do you find meaning in the aftermath of sorrow? How do you find reason when there is none? 5770 is ending. I, for one, will not be sorry to see it go: too much sadness, too much illness, too much death.
August 2010 found me flying back to Dallas to participate in the funeral of my friend, who was my brother, Rabbi “Jake” Jackofsky. He died on the 23rd of a horrible debilitating brain disease. He was 69. We knew “how” Jake died, but, still the question kept coming back: “why”?