Coaching for Inner Peace talk
March 14 2016
Last week, Nancy Reagan died at the age of 94.
There has been much written about what she represented in terms of her role as a First Lady, and her many accomplishments both during and after her years in the White House. I also read about her love and devotion to her husband Ronald Reagan. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994 and she cared for him until his death in 2004.
Yet what captivated my attention was her often contentious and troubled relationship with her daughter, Patti Davis. And what really resonated for me is what Davis shared in an interview that aired recently on the Today show:
“At some point, and really it was at the beginning of my father’s illness, I chose to aim for peace of mind in and of itself with my mother,” Davis said. “I made a decision to look at her and look at us through a different lens — through a more loving, forgiving lens.”
Listen to the teleconference below where I highlight some key parts of this touching tale of mother-daughter forgiveness.
Using this as a springboard, we dive into a deeper exploration of forgiveness as a practice for inner peace.
Finally, we conclude with a guided meditation.