Empath Health Blog, Jim Andrews

Suncoast Hospice Director of Spiritual Care Jim Andrews

A wisdom story tells the tale of a student coming to a spiritual teacher saying in exasperation, “My friend upset me so much!!” The teacher responded,“Your friend did not upset you. You are upset because you are upsettable. Would you like to learn how to be unupsettable?”

The story conveys to us that, with practice, we can establish within ourselves an unshakeable sense of inner peace and well-being which cannot be buffeted about by the inevitable ups and downs of daily life. Operating from this place of equanimity, we can meet the challenges of the day with patience, compassion, and creativity.

May we choose today to invest time and energy into cultivating an unshakeable soul.

Have a great week, everyone!