Good morning everyone,
This morning I called my sister, just for a chat to see how she was doing, but she answered that she was in the middle of an emergency with her husband, who has vascular dementia.
She was so afraid that, at first I thought I had dialled the wrong number. Her fear and panic had changed her voice beyond recognition. I don't know the details myself yet either and will have to wait until the crisis is dealt with, but even with all my years of Mindfulness meditation behind me, I still find it difficult to conquer fear. The 'what ifs' of the unknown can overwhelm your thinking.
So today I've chosen fear as my topic and this is a quotation on that from Rita Levi Montalcini.
Rita Levi-Montalcini OMRI OMCA was an Italian Nobel laureate, honoured for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen, for the discovery of nerve growth factor. (Source, Wikipedia)
"Above all, don't fear difficult moments. The best comes from them"
I think it's very difficult not to be fearful and we all have been, recently. But it's also true that some very lovely things are emerging from that fear, as we relearn to love and help each other more. So that's the 'best' which she is clearly pointing out.
Take care everyone. Please stay safe and well, and as happy and positive as you can be.