Quality vs Quantity
What is your own "line in the sand?"
What are you willing to endure to live before you die?
These are vitally important questions that are maybe hard to face but they need to be looked at and discussed and answered because in an emergency, your loved ones might have to make these decisions for you and that can be brutal for them in the chaos of the emergency.
Watch this video Facing Death - A Frontline documentary.
There have been so many advances in life saving techniques - and many people will benefit from them. But at some point, you need to ask, is this life we are saving even aware we are saving it? Is there more suffering then living happening?
Take the time to have these discussions now before a chaotic emergency happens to force you to rush through them.
Be as detailed and exacting as you want to be. Get into the nitty gritty of what you do and don't want to happen when you cannot answer the questions for yourself. This can be overwhelming even when healthy so if you need help deciphering all the minutiae I can help you navigate your way.
I realized I hadn't shared where I got Soar Eternally Free from. So, story time!
I was trying to think of a name for myself and my EOL business - it seemed all the logical and good names where taken already. I just sat tossing names out and free associating for over an hour before I hit on Crow - crow - fly - crows soar....
Dumb... D'oh ... Christina *homer simpsons do'h*
It took me way to long to figure this no brainer out and it made me laugh.
When my brother died in 1997, we were at the funeral home getting things set up and it came to deciding what to put on the urn for his ashes. The usual, "RIP," or "forever in our hearts," did not fit my brother at all. I asked if it could wait for the moment and left it at that.
Moments after he was cremated we all stepped outside for fresh air and I looked up over the crematory stack and saw several jets pluming as they flew by. From my angle it looked like they flew right through the smoke and I said something like, "Houston we have lift off," to sort of break the horrible grief and sobbing tears. We all laughed but the image of Tommy, Soaring Eternally Free stayed with me.
I used it in my memorial speech for him and I also asked the funeral home to put that on his Urn.
Now I use it whenever I express my condolences to someone who has had a loved one die. It is also how I see myself during my last breath on Earth. Paused on a high cliff, in the desert at sunset, waiting to Soar.
So that is the story and it is why I am here. We may not want to talk about our last moments or last breaths but I think it is best to talk, to plan, to be ready ... to soar.
What we do in life echoes in eternity
Soar Eternally Free/Christina Stone
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