In Dickens’s classic tale, Ebenezer Scrooge shows us that it is never too late for a happy ending.
As I have moved more deeply into my Buddhist practice, I see Ebenezer Scrooge from a new perspective. I see his story, as an expression of mindfulness and karma.
Margaret likens conversations about death to the power of water. If you let the water out fully, it will go rushing out, but if you let it out a little at a time, then it will be more manageable to control. This preparation and readiness for death are important. By deliberately talking about it now, we won’t be as caught off guard, or as afraid, when it enters our lives.
Being with the dying and going through your own cycle of grief is going to change you. It might surprise you to learn that this is a process that can bring you gifts if you are ready to receive them. After I reached a certain point in my journey, I felt ready to share my …