Shame and Sickness

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Delicious lentil soup brought over by a friend.

I am in bed again.  For the sixth day… Although I haven’t stayed in bed as diligently this time.  I get up, I go to work for half a day, I become exhausted, I go back home, back to bed.

The moments when I am able to relax into the sickness and simply rest are beautiful, restful.  But there are lots of moments that are not…

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Can Christmas Day be perfect when you’re quarantined sick in bed?

 

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The view from my bedroom at the Ashram.

Two years ago at Yasodhara Ashram in the Kootenay Mountains of Western Canada I had the perfect Christmas. A walk alone on the beach followed by a beautiful brunch with my good friends, a gift exchange, helping cook Christmas dinner and then after dinner time alone reading books. It was the perfect balance of time alone, time in nature and time with people I loved.

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