The Wheel of Life, Kubler-Ross

The basic conclusion that I drew and one that has remained unchanged is that human beings, whether rich or poor, American or Russian, have similar needs, wants and concerns. In fact, I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than love.
Real unconditional love.
You can find it in a marriage or in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. But there is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame that heats our soul, that energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our connection to God and to each other.

Every person goes through struggle in life. Some are great and some do not seem so important. But they are lessons we have to learn. We do that through choice. In order to have a good life, and thus a good death, I tell people to make their choices with the goal of unconditional love, by asking, “What service an I rendering?”

Choice is the freedom God has given us; the freedom to grow and love.

Life is a responsibility. I had to choose whether or not to counsel a dying woman who could not afford to pay. I made my choice based on what I felt in my heart was the right thing to do, even though it cost me my job. That was fine with me. There would be other choices. Life is full of them.

Ultimately, each person chooses whether he comes out of the tumbler crushed or polished.

There is within each of us a potential for goodness beyond our imagining; for giving which seeks no reward; for listening without judgment; for loving unconditionally…

What kind of life is this? A miserable one.
By January 1997, the time of this writing, I can honestly say that I am anxious to graduate. I am very weak, in constant pain and totally dependent. According to my Cosmic Consciousness I know that if I would stop being bitter, angry & resentful of my condition and just say yes to this kind of \”end of my life,\” then I could take off and live in a better place and have a better life. But since I am very stubborn and defiant, I have to learn my final lessons the hard way. Just like everyone else.

Even with all my suffering I am still opposed to Kevorkian, who takes people\’s live prematurely simply because they are in pain or are uncomfortable. He does not understand that he deprives people of whatever last lessons they have to learn before they can graduate. Right now I am learning patience & submission. As difficult as those lessons are, I know that the Highest of the High has a plan. I know that He has a time that will be right for me to leave my body the way a butterfly leaves its cocoon. Our purpose in life is growth. There are no accidents.

I truly believe that my truth is a universal one – above all religions, economics, race and color – shared by the common experience of life. All people come from the same source and return to the same source. We must all learn to love and be loved unconditionally.

All the hardships that come to you in life, all the tribulations and nightmares, all the things you see as punishments from God, are in reality like gifts. They are an opportunity to grow, which is the sole purpose of life.

You cannot heal the world without healing yourself first.

If you are ready for spiritual experiences and you are not afraid, you will have them yourself. You do not need a guru or Baba to tell you how to do it. All of us, when we were born from the source, which I call God, were endowed with a facet of divinity. That is what gives us knowledge of our immortality.

You should live until you die.

No one dies alone. Everyone is loved beyond comprehension. Everyone is blessed and guided. It is very important that you do only what you love to do. You may be poor, you may go hungry, you may live in a shabby place, but you will totally live. And at the end of your days, you will bless your life because you have done what you came here to do.

The hardest lesson to learn is unconditional love. Dying is nothing to fear. It can be the most wonderful experience of your life. It all depends on how you have lived. Death is but a transition from this life to another existence where there is no more pain and anguish.

Everything is bearable when there is love.

My wish is that you try to give more people more love.

The only thing that lives forever is love.

-Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, The Wheel of Life

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