By Andrea, Germany
A few years ago I was assigned a patient with tongue cancer who wanted to leave our nursing station. She didn’t get along with the caregiver and that person didn’t get along with her. Recently her arm was broken during nursing by the caregiver. Following which she refused any further contact with this caregiver. I only had to take care of this woman for the last four weeks before she left our nursing station.
I was not excited about doing this work. This patient was feared by my colleagues because of her aggressive behavior. So quite reluctantly I started to visit this woman in her home. My work included helping her with basic personal hygiene, preparing breakfast and taking care of various tasks in her home. The old woman received me very sullenly. I found out that she was an ethnic German immigrant to Germany from the former Soviet Union. Read More
By Harold Klemp
What is this life all about? I would have to say it’s about fear and how to overcome it.
You have a job, you’re afraid of losing your job. You have health, and you’re afraid of losing it. Your child is sick, and you’re afraid your child won’t get any better. Will you have enough to feed your family? These are all fears. The experience in this world seems to be total fear.
When fear is a dominant player in your life, it steals the joy and freedom of living.
Hidden fears—stacks and stacks, piles and piles of them—reside in each human being. What is their origin? Many fears developed before your birth into this lifetime. Each human being carries a history of hundreds or thousands of past lives. That allows plenty of time to hurt others. And it also gives them a chance to hurt you. Get hurt enough in a certain way, and you cringe from the mere thought of that sort of pain.
People are not born equal. At birth each brings a unique load of karma. Read More