quotes are available.
As far as service
goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don't
have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social
worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter as much
as how you do what you do.
(Neptune in 6th house.)
For those who seek
to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual
values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.
(Jupiter in 12th house.)
I believe that we
are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences
of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
(Saturn in Scorpio in 8th house trine Sun, Pluto & North Node.)
I didn't fully realize
it at the time, but the goal of my life was profoundly molded by this
experience - to help produce, in the next generation, more Mother Teresas
and less Hitlers.
(Sun in 5th house conjunct Pluto & North Node.)
I say to people
who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and
want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with
them - you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but
really be there with them.
I've told my children
that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I
graduated. For me, death is a graduation.
It is not the end
of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must
be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the
spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform
to external definitions of who and what we are.
(Moon in Cancer square Uranus.)
It's only when we
truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and
that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin
to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
Learn to get in
touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in
life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events
are blessings given to us to learn from.
People are like
stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if
there is a light from within.
The ultimate lesson
all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only
others but ourselves as well.
Those who have the
strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that
goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening
nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.
Watching a peaceful
death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million
lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear
into the endless night forever.
We need to teach
the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible
for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is
that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or
We have to ask ourselves
whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession
or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life
rather than diminishing human suffering.
(Moon in Cancer)
Dying is an integral
part of life, as natural and predictable as being born. But whereas
birth is cause for celebration, death has become a dreaded and unspeakable
issue to be avoided by every means possible in our modern society.”