(33) Our Connection is Deeper Than We Know: with Mary McLaurine

MaryMclaurinephotoMary’s stroke of hard luck with her own mortality has helped her understand both the importance of gratitude for things we usually take for granted, and also the Spiritual connection to ourselves and others.

Listen to Mary’s inspirational short stories of living through not one, but TWO kidney transplants!

Mary is a writer. She blogs at The Heart of Sassy Lassie. She’s also a Mother and a person deeply connected to her Scottish heritage.

Mary’s Story

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Mary’s Life Changing Lessons

  • Time doesn’t stop when you experience a health challenge. When you realize you don’t have time, you also realize that you have to find emotional, mental, and physical strength to carry on with the day to day functions of life.
  • Without something to blame, it’s easy to get more frustrated. When that happens, it’s easy to fall into experiences of pity.
  • Acceptance is the recipe for how to stop feeling sorry for yourself.It literally is about deciding what you’re going
    to focus your attention on.
  • The human body is so adaptable! If you are sick for a long time, that becomes your normal. Doing what it takes to maintain health does become the new normal.
  • Anger, bitterness, and resentment prevent you from moving on with your life.

Pearls of Wisdom

  • The end of one’s life creates a beginning for someone else’s. We are all connected: Spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
  • We often worry because we think it will burden others. In most cases, other people involved feel very different. They want to help. Your job is not to worry but to receive the gift being given to you.
  • 2nd only to love, being gifted an organ is the best thing someone can give/receive.
  • There’s always something to learn from everything that happens in life.
  • Backing up from being lost inside of yourself- to look at the bigger picture changes your perspective, and therefore, changes your emotions.
  • Some of the most difficult things in life later become the best things that ever happen to you.
  • Pain exaggerates when you’re too trapped inside of your own self. Try to get outside of yourself for moments. Revisit your connection to others and you will find that the original pain transforms and heals.

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Challenge and struggle is all but a blessing in disguise. 
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