March 16, 2023
Ask Deepak

Caregiving an Aging Parent.

Quote.

When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Question:

The unforeseen gift in caring for a physically invalid mother of 85 has been that my usual tempo has been reduced by 75 percent, probably more. Slowing to her pace has made me more mindful and present. Death is a constant companion of mine now. Not in a morbid way, it’s a sweetness tinged by the expectancy of her flight. Sorry if this question is vague. I would just like to hear more of your thoughts on how to help her have a “good” exit.

Response:

You are already doing the best thing you can do for your mother. You are holding her in loving awareness and attending to this transition of hers with respect, peace, and an attitude of honor. There is nothing special you need to do to help her beyond this compassionate gift of your being. 

Love,

Deepak

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