What Fear of ALS Taught Me about Serenity and Emotional Distress

Dec. 5. 2012

Since Sept 28, 2012, I’ve been living with the possibility that I might have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, usually called ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  I don’t think I do, but ALS was my biggest fear long before any doctor said I might have it.  I think I have pinched nerves, which are treatable, but docs always eliminate the worst possibility first, and they haven’t eliminated ALS yet.

I’m in the third month of waiting for them to confirm or eliminate ALS.  For two months, I was immobilized by fear of ALS.  I’m over the worst

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The Sacred Now, and the Scared, Scarred Mind

The Sacred Now: The Passover Traditional Meal (Seder)

Have you ever experienced a moment when your mind was quiet. still, and had nothing to say?  Have you ever noticed that your mind pictures what’s coming as far worse than it turns out to be?  And have you ever realized that your mind is truly boring and repetitive and drives you nuts?

Welcome to the growing realization that the Mind has outgrown it’s place in a balanced world.  Without the mind, we are present in the Sacred Now.  We can directly experience the world as it is being created, and directly

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