The highest result of education is tolerance.
–Helen Keller, author and lecturer (1880-1968)
Watch for signs of peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to it and it seems likely that we could find our society experiencing it in epidemic proportions, which then, of course, could pose a serious threat to what has up to now seemed a fairly stable condition in the world.
Some signs and symptoms of inner peace:
1. Tendency to think and act spontaneously, rather than from fears based on past experiences.
2. An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
3. Loss of interest in judging other people.
4. Loss of interest in judging self.
5. Loss of interest in interpreting actions of others.
6. Loss of interest in conflict.
7. Loss of ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom!)
8. Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
9. Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
10. Frequent attacks of smiling through the eyes of the heart.
11. Increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
12. Increased susceptibility to love extended by others, as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.
WARNING: If you have all or even most of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of PEACE may be so far advanced as to not be curable!
If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting several of these symptoms, remain exposed only at your own risk!
This condition of PEACE is probably in its infectious stage. BEWARE!
Advance directive is a general term for oral or written instructions about future medical care if a person becomes incapable of stating his or her wishes. In these documents, both wanted and unwanted treatment may be specified. In Washington State, there are three types of advance directives: the Health Care Directive (also known as a Living Will or Directive to Physician), the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, and the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.
Advance directives are only part of the process. Protecting your health care choices is a three-step process: