A Tribute from Judy Worsley to JR on his 100th Birthday
From the very first moment that I met JR Worsley, he was the heart of my heartbeat, and it became revealed, in time, that I was his.
When I met JR, I knew that I needed to look no further to find a teacher because I had everything I wanted with him.
The qualities he had which made him especially extraordinary were his kindness, his brilliant mind, his drive and focus, his ferocious inquisitiveness, his wonderful sense of humour, and most importantly, his humility.
I think back to the time when he was in hospital near the end of his time here, when his heart had only a 10 % ejection fraction. It took all he could muster to even sit up, yet he was still seeing patients.
To me, I think of it like when you have brandy distilled- you’ve taken the essence of something. JR was with the patients in a way that he only had the energy and breath left to do what was essential. All else was stripped away. It was like being in the presence of something that was beyond a human experience. It was glorious and an inspiration.
When JR was with a patient, he embodied the teachings. He was with each person as a unique individual who held him with a genuine fascination.
A guiding message JR would have wanted us to remember would be to love each other in an authentic way. Love in this manner means recognition at the deepest level possible. A recognition in the presence of another person that brings you together with God.
It is the greatest privilege of my life to carry the legacy of JR’s teachings forth for generations to come. Happy 100th birthday, my love.