Serious illness, deep grief, dramatic changes in our circumstances at work or in the family often call us to examine the great questions in life, which are present whether we’re consciously aware of them or not:
- Who are we?
- Where do we come from?
- Why are we here?
- Where are we going?
- To whom (or what) are we accountable?
These are questions about the meaning of life. We may answer them from a philosophical or spiritual perspective. We may live our entire lives without facing them. But often, in the face of a difficult illness, loss, or sense of our aging, they have new urgency. It can be comforting to address them together.
Death and Dying
Pain and Suffering
Meaning and Purpose
Forgiveness In Healing
Fred Luskin, PhD, author of Forgive for Good reads and discusses what he considers the best thing he’s ever read on forgiveness: Mary Oliver’s poem titled “The Settlement.”
Spirit and Soul
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