Posts by Stephen Schettini

Stephen Schettini is a former Buddhist monk, now a writer, blogger & teacher of Mindful Reflection™ – the most effective way to manage stress, examine personal experience from a deeper context and develop the confidence to fully embrace life. Fnd him on Twitter and at TheNakedMonk.com.

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The Intimacy of Loss: Being Together in this Fleeting Moment

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” ~Kenji Miyazawa

I love my wife, so it stung the other day when she said, “Hmm … You’re going to have trouble letting me go, aren’t you?”

She’s not walking out on me. You see, she has multiple sclerosis (MS), and she’s referring to the day she can’t walk any more. She’s convinced herself that she can’t handle the guilt of ruining my life, and expects me to leave when she says so.

I knew Caroline had MS when I married her. I also knew I loved her.