Thursday, March 1, 2007
Gaia's Immune System
I remember Bill teaching our class of 2001. There was one story particularly inspiring to me:
Once upon a time there was a man, and when he turned 40, he decided to change his life. He started doing yoga, changed his diet and became a better person. When he was 90, he rescued a little girl from being hit by a car. When he died at the age of 96, God thanked him for saving this little girl’s life. "Yes," said the man, "I saved her when I was 90." "No," replied God, "you saved her when you were 40, because until you changed your way of living, you were supposed to live only until the age of 82."
After Bill's death his story has acquired even stronger meaning. By changing ourselves to be better, both physically and spiritually - as Bill taught us - we are becoming more and more committed to "being Gaia’s immune system."
And now, when Bill is not here in a physical form, I feel even more responsible to being a part of that immune system.
Bill, we will miss you tremendously! But we now have the skill, the knowledge, and the principles that you taught us. Thank you for giving us a chance to learn from you. We will now continue what you started and never give it up. We’ve seen numerous examples of your kindness, love, courage, and dedication. These will guide us through life. We will always remember that "all we need to do is love one another." We the doctors, the healers, and anyone who was affected by your inspiration will produce so many immune cells that, together, we will save Gaia!
Rest peacefully, and know that we will do it.
Marina Yanover, ND '02