We've all heard the expression "for whom the bell tolls." Some know it as the title of an Ernest Hemingway novel but perhaps don't know that it was originally penned by John Donne, a contemporary of Shakespeare, and one of the greatest writers who ever lived. 400 years before the internet he wrote thoughtful, insightful "Meditations" on personal spirituality and health that would be right at home on MindBodyGreen. In Meditation XVII Donne reflects on how to reduce worry and find inner peace:
1. We are all connected. Distinctions of nationality, race, religion, gender, or any other are meaningless. All that matters is our humanity. Remember always that you are an essential and irreplaceable member of the human family, and without you we are all the worse for your loss.