I feel fortunate being able to help, rather than having to retire early. Soon enough, I'll be the one who can no longer provide help. Then I hope to have enough humility & wisdom to accept help gracefully - something with which I, like most health-care professionals, have minimal experience or skill.
This is a unique part of life, when one's fully aware of life's fragility, yet healthy enough - ever so briefly - to have agency.
"Once you feel in your bones and throughout your awareness the emptiness of your mind, you are at peace. Even when problems and difficulties arise, there's still the thread of peace woven in at the heart of them." Norman Fisher
Shambhala Sun January 2013 http://www.shambhalasun.com/
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