don’t wait …

June 17, 2010

in Hospice & Palliative Medicine,Spirituality

Frank Ostaseski’s Five Precepts of Service lend a strong foundation to the work of accompaniment …

The Third Precept: Don’t Wait.

Patience is different than waiting. When we wait, we are full of expectations. When we’re waiting, we miss what this moment has to offer. Worrying or strategizing about what the future holds for us, we miss the opportunities that are right in front of us. Waiting for the moment of death, we miss so many moments of living. Don’t wait. If there’s someone you love, tell him or her that you love them. Allow the precarious nature of this life to show you what’s most important then enter fully.

(listen to Frank here)

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