Caring and Showing Love for Others

Recently at a meditation group meeting we had a discussion on the difficulties of caring for others. Several people in the group had been looking after elderly relatives, or were still doing so, and we looked at why this was so challenging. Many interwoven issues were there, but a thread running through them all was ‘love.’ We could all come up with examples when there seemed to be a conflict between our own needs and caring for others and the sense of guilt, frustration and confusion that arose around this. How could we know if we were doing enough? What was enough? Someone pointed out that often we cannot provide an immediate solution to the difficulties our loved ones and friends may be going through, and asked: “How can we show love at these times?”

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