|SHIFTS - Introduction|
A year later, Joséphine, my paternal grandmother, to whom I was very close, died. In my family, she was the only one who believed in God and went to church. The previous shift in my beliefs helped me accept her death and desire to die. During the last six months of her life, she was sick, tired and was praying to die. Even if I would have liked for her to live longer and told her so in our regular phone conversations, I also respected her choice. I understood her and accompanied her in that process. She was a woman of great intelligence, heart and spirit. She passed on to me her love, respect for and interest in nature and plants as natural medicine. The person she was and her life, has always been a wonderful inspiration to me and to many others. Through her actions, love and generosity, she taught me that the beliefs we have become truly meaningful if we apply them to our life. By serving and sharing good things, by using our gifts, wealth and qualities, we make this world a better place. Whatever scale our actions have, they are our contribution to the greatest good of all. Ultimately, this is what counts.
‘ We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean,
‘ Our goodness derives not from our capacity to think but to love.’
SHIFTS is an 8.5 by 11 inches color book of 256 pages. It is available at authorhouse.com for $35.60 USD (approximately €26)