When you, or someone you know, gets “bad news”, how do you react?

Yesterday morning, in our family we received some sobering news regarding the health of a very dear family member. Several people are now involved in guiding that person towards next steps and making the best decision on how to move forward. As an outsider looking in, it seems that we all have different expectations and seem to be attached to certain outcomes. We often say “I just want what’s best for that person”.

Who ultimately knows?

I believe that we have to listen to our inner voice. Others may not agree with that, and may really fight it, but deep down I think, we have to live with our decision and rely on our “gut”.

To quote Eckhart Tolle: “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”