Sharing with others daily words, thoughts and meditations that bring myself hope and renewal during my own daily battles and frustrations with COPD/Asthma.  Sharing, because as we all know – without that horizon of hope, our daily renewal of faith and fight can dim in a hurry.

Take, read, meditate and hopefully find some of the same hope in your daily battles with a chronic illness and/or disability as I have within mine….

The Word – “Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.” – Dalai Lama

The Thought – One thing we all realize, especially as we begin to fly through those later years, is that time does not stop for anyone or anything.  Time just seems to always be in a mode of cruise and keeps rolling forward unhindered no matter what I do or don’t do.

As with many of us that are fighting a chronic illness, we have had times where we would look back and make the effort to dissect those things that we determined as being mistakes in choices along our path of life and in some of those instances have even tried to turn the clock back and change the outcome.  Guess what – it doesn’t work that way.

Time marches on unhindered, unwilling to give us those chances to fix the wrongs, change the mistakes or undo the harm or outcome of bad choices, and this is especially true with health issues because when you get to that point where your health becomes a chronic problem there is no turning back the clock of time.

The best we can do is realize what those past mistakes make great learning lessons and those lessons should be used to make our present-day situations more livable.

Those who spend time each day with the ‘Great Spirits’ in quiet meditation and/or prayer, most likely have that unique relationship with the ‘Great Spirits’ that give us the opportunity to unload our past mistakes, sometimes many times over, while looking for the guidance to make better use of our today.

When we realize that time moves forward unhindered from anything we may do, we learn to work with our time to make the best of what is available and with that perception we can then work at the four fundamentals of life and happiness – finding hope, faith, love and grace.

The Meditation/Prayer – As we step into silent time of meditation and/or prayer, we call upon the ‘Great Spirits’ with much gratitude for all that surrounds us in our current moments of walks in life itself and say thank you for being so forgiving in all our mistakes made in the walk up to this moment in time.  We ask the ‘Great Spirits’ to give us the guidance and wisdom to make the four fundamentals of life and happiness – hope, faith, love and grace – the focus of our battles not only with our chronic illness, but also the battle we face of time moving forward so fast and so unhindered.

With that we all say Hallelujah, Amen.

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