Favorite song.........."Long December......maybe this year will be better than the last"...............I know it will.........it's already January 18th and I've been stressed for 18 days.
War? Poverty? Hate? is it gonna be any better this year? My hubby says I'm just to easy going, believeing the best of folks. But, it I can't do that..........then I'm doomed.
Any nurses worried about war and harboring the fear of us not being prepared for disaster? I mean, we've had training, to an extent, but we've never experienced "war" "combat" on our home soil. 911 we were so shelled shocked (and still are to a certain extent).........is this what it's come to?
Just forgive me for ranting and raving.........I just needed to vent.
Jan 18, '03
Whatever happens, Dianne, we're going to be all right. I'm a liberal Roman Catholic who has been practicing Buddhist Zazen for some time now, and I appreciate it so much for the peace Zazen has afforded me. But I'm fairly new at this and I'm only human. When I watched our troops deploy from southern California over the past few weeks, I cried. I've been stressed for weeks, if not longer. So every day I have to stop for a moment (LOTS of moments :-) ), take deep breaths, and remember that nothing can harm us. Because what is the worst that can happen? We die. Or we suffer and we die. But that's just our bodies. Not 'us'.
For me the worst is thinking that my children and grandchildren might suffer and/or die. But I don't have any control over that.
I ralso emember Helen Keller: "Security is a myth. Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all." I don't think she thought of war as a "daring adventage" but you get my drift. We do what we can to prepare for the worst, and then we relax and pray. Because if I don't relax, I'm going to miss that solitary rose that bloomed on my rosebush overnight or the warmth of my friend's voice over the phone or the gratitude and satisifaction I feel when eating breakfast. In other words, let's pray, trust in whatever we deem 'God', and relax. There really is no other choice other than to stress ourselves out so much that we get sick.