This little book is inspired by my dad who survived a 100 foot hang gliding fall in 1984 when I was twelve years old. Since then I have watched him journey the path of recovery. Throughout the past 34 years since the injury, he has used the meditation techniques found inside this book to (not only cope with multiple losses but) live happily ever after—despite a traumatic brain injury that left him permanently disabled. Today Dad is 88 years old and says the accident was the best thing that could have ever happened to him. The fall introduced him to the realm of meditation, a relaxing practice he would have never tried if he had remained “normal” (as a systems engineer and church elder!).
The mindful ideas can be practiced by anyone, at any time, and at any location. It does not matter who you are or what limitations, political, or religious leanings one way or another, you might have. Need to “stay calm and carry on” in today’s harsh landscape which seems so divided on various levels? For anyone of us who has ever been demeaned and demoralized prompted by misconstrued assumptions about who “you” are, use one or two of these suggestions for your benefit. This writing was originally intended only for myself to refer to as needed, but due to encouragement I am sharing them briefly with the public for the first time here. I hope you find value in a few of the ideas.