Originally published in the New York Times, an excerpt from Dr. Sacks’ “Everything in Its Place,” published posthumously in 2015. As a writer, I find gardens essential to the creative process; as a physician, I take my patients to gardens whenever possible. All of us...
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Wisdom | “I am with you always” ~ Pope Francis’ Message for Grandparents & the Elderly
July 25, 2021 Dicastero per la Comunicazione - Libreria Editrice Vaticana Dear Grandfathers and Grandmothers, Dear Elderly Friends, “I am with you always” (Mt 28:20): this is the promise the Lord made to his disciples before he ascended into heaven. They are the words...
Wisdom | Two Reflections from Thomas Keating
Thomas Keating (1923-2018) “God is Already Here” From the December 2015 Contemplative Outreach Newsletter We used to think that time and space were limited. But now we know the galaxies are going beyond space as we know it and are going away so fast that in another...
Wisdom | How to Die Well
The late great Tibetan Buddhist teacher Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche (1926 – 2006), answers questions about death and dying put by Ven. Pende Hawter, founder of Karuna Hospice Services in Brisbane, Australia, in Dharamsala, India, in May 1990. This piece was excerpted from...
Wisdom | The Dalai Lama’s Perspective on Aging
Featured image: The Dalai Lama visits a patient at Westmead Hospital in Sydney in 2013. Photo Rusty Stewart/Dalai Lama in Australia (DLIA). In April 2013 the Dalai Lama met scientists at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland to participate in a conference on...
Wisdom | It Is Beautiful to Be Old! ~ Pope Benedict XVI
Last Saturday, I read these striking words of reminder from the retired Pope in the Our Lady Queen of Angels bulletin. WORDS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Rome, Monday 12 November 2012 "I come to you as Bishop of Rome, but also as an old man visiting his peers. It...
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