When you are healthy would you say that you inherently trust your body? Most of us trust our bodies to do what they need to do. We trust the heart to beat and the lungs to bring in air. We trust that we can heal cuts and produce antibodies to heal us when we get sick.
Are you familiar with the path of least resistance? It is the physical or metaphorical pathway of least resistance to the forward motion of the object. While in the desert or in the natural world its really easy to observe because its the way water flows and the way plants grow.
You know those BIG questions in life where the answers are "I don't know"? Well I'm in a really interesting time of life which feels like a fat "I don't know." For someone like me who likes control--rather the illusion of control--this is a great time to begin to prepare for death--the biggest "I don't know."
Its my 41st birthday!! I love birthdays but usually don't do much to celebrate my own. Most years, being alive is celebration enough--today I've gone on a great hike, engaged all my senses, eaten donuts, and given and received a whole lotta love.
At the end of life, so much of how we identify during life seems to fade away, leaving only a core identity. That core differs for everyone. In one of my recent conversations with a dying client, I was struck with how often he referred to his identities in the past tense and how many of them had shifted as he was seriously looking at the end of his life.