Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Whether you know it or not, one of the most important relationships in your life is with your Soul.
Will you be kind and loving to your Soul, or will you be harsh and difficult?
Many of us unknowingly damage our Souls with our negative attitudes and actions
or by simple neglect. By making the relationship with your Soul an important part of your life,
however, by honoring it in your daily routine, you give your life greater meaning
and substance. Use your experiences--all of them--as opportunities to nourish your Soul!

--Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross--

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross was a Swiss born psychiatrist who spent much of her career writing and speaking about illness, death and dying. I discovered Elisabeth Kubler-Ross many, many years ago...when hubby was close to death.  what I learned from her was more than how to cope with grief in loss; what I learned from this woman was how to deal with 'life'.   I'd like to share with you some my favorite quotes by her...and if you haven't read any of her books, do so.  You won't regret it. 

"There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
“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.”

“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.”
You will not grow if you sit in a beautiful flower garden, but you will grow if you are sick, if you are in pain, if you experience losses, and if you do not put your head in the sand, but take the pain as a gift to you with a very, very specific purpose.”



  1. Does the "no mistakes, no coincidences..." mean that all is determined by Fate? Or whatever one would call something like Fate? I wonder...

  2. Dear Mary......I loved this post today....You know how I feel about one's soul.....I still am so amazed how you and I think so much alike.

    Hugs dear friend,


  3. I too love the writings of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross...

    Thank You Mary...

  4. "take the pain as a gift to you with a very, very specific purpose."

    I really like that.

    Thanks for sharing these :)

  5. Elizabeth Kubler- Ross is a personal heroine of mine.
    I am so happy to see you honour her here.

    The wisdom she passed along to me carried me through
    20 years of palliative care. That was my specialty for many years.

    amazing post
    thank you

    hugs Sharon