Thursday, May 27, 2010
End Stage of Life--An Emotional Time
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The end stage of life can be an emotional time for you (as caregiver), other family members, and for elderly persons being cared for. Tensions and resistance can often be held to a minimum when individuals are patient with themselves, with those they are taking care of, and with other family members. Let go of past hurts and focus on the moment.
Perhaps you have been chosen to care for this other human being for a reason. It would be counterproductive to exchange your time, energy, and emotions for anything less than a wonderful opportunity to grow and learn and to connect not only with the other person but also with yourself at a level of intimacy possible only through the unselfish deeds of serving others.
Sandra - Caregiver Guru for the Caregiver eneration