find a place of rest … in the middle of things

June 25, 2010

in Hospice & Palliative Medicine,Spirituality

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

The Fourth Precept: Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things.

We often think of rest as something that will come when everything else is complete, like when we go on a holiday or when our work is done. We imagine that we can only find rest by changing the conditions of our life. But it is possible to discover rest right in the middle of chaos. It is experienced when we bring our full attention, without distraction, to this moment, to this activity. This place of rest is always available. We need only turn toward it. It’s an aspect of us that’s never sick, is not born, and does not die.

(listen to Frank here)

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