Tuesday, July 8, 2014


A few years ago I did a teacher training with a most amazing woman, Karen O'Donnell Clarke.
She has MS, is a cancer survivor and a wonderful teacher/trainer.  She does a monthly newsletter, Yoga Heals.  Today's newsletter had a quote that struck a nerve with me.......I think it will with many of you, any of you who have ever been caregivers will feel this quote tug at your heart.

"That we go numb along the way is to be expected. Even the bravest among us, who give their lives to care for others, go numb with fatigue, when the heart can take in no more, when we need time to digest all we meet.  Overloaded and overwhelmed, we start to pull back from the world, so we can internalize what the world
keeps giving us. Perhaps the noblest private act is the unheralded effort to return: to open our hearts once they've closed, to open our souls once they've shied away, to soften our minds once they've
been hardened by the storms of our day."  - Mark Nepo

1 comment:

  1. This quote is so true Jilda... it explains what I went through this past year... I closed up to be able to deal with the massive changes and disappointments... now I am learning to open my heart again...