At the ABD facebook page you can access plenty of information about how to do a spiritual reading for the benefit of another, including someone who is sick, is passing or has died.
A fascinating article in the Washington Post, looks well researched. Based on the swork of the Mindfulness Based Stress reduction Clinic in Boston. Here is a free pdf workbook that can guide you in your MBSR practice.
We talk quite a bit about these techniques in our book, Caregiver Revolution. In fact mindfulness forms the basis for expanding your practice and helping others at the end of life.
Do you imagine that the universe is agitated?
Go into the desert at night and look at the stars.
This practice should answer the question.
The superior person settles her mind as the universe settles the stars in the sky. By connecting her mind with the subtle origin, she calms it. Once calmed, it naturally expands, and ultimately her mind becomes as vast and immeasurable as the night sky.
So many beautiful and powerful reminders such as this can be found in this recently discovered edition of the Hua Hu Ching of Lao Tzu, (above is verse 5) as presented by Brian Walker. Reminders of what? Our true nature. The message of this little book is a very powerful tonic, especially in these Trumpled times…
Thank you Natl. Geographic for the photo.