Guest Contributor – Giel-Frédéric Foubert
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My mother is ill since I was 5 years old. Now I am 15 years old.
She cannot sleep normal. This makes her very sick. All kind of strange pains and discomforts occur. She cannot concentrate or remember. When I was 8 years old she had a car accident. The injury’s of the car accident had a very bad influence on her illness.
She is often too sick to do her practise or when she is not too sick she simply forgets to do her practise, because she has very big trouble to remember things. The few moments when she is not so ill, when she wants to do something she really likes very much, she forgets to do.
When we can we attend Buddhist teachings or retreats. In the teachings and retreats my mother feels always better.
In October 2012 she tried again to take some Tibetan medicine. She has less pain in her joints since December 2012!
She still takes the medicine because the doctor told her that she has to take the medicine for a very long period.
I have a very close connection with my mother. When I was little she took care of me in despite of her sickness. Now I help her a lot. We have a very good relation. We really care for each other. This is the positive aspect of my mother’s illness. Everything has a positive aspect, sometimes it takes quite a while to discover it!
She has never been able to play a lot with me. The few energy she has, she has to save for the most important and urgent things she has to do.
I do hope one day she will be cured and that she will be able to sleep a normal sleep, so that she can do her practise, experience some joy and bliss and that we can do amusing things together.
I am sure that the Medicine Buddha statue will help her to cure.
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