Michael Elmore-Meegan

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Micheal Meegan,Humanitarian, Founder of several charities, Non Governmental Organisations, Author, Specialist in Clinical Epidemiology, Global Health.


“The deepest and most enduring thirst common to us all is the desire for love and happiness. You and I spend a great part of our lives struggling towards self-fulfilment and joy, while at the same time we are very occupied in the daily responsibilities to our families, our work, the countless little things that absorb our time.”


Michael Meegan, ALL SHALL BE WELL 2014





“All our emotional scars and mental stress come from the pain of being fully accepted and cherished in ourselves.”

Michael Meegan, ALL SHALL BE WELL 2014



“Anxiety is often related to having to perform and act an acceptable role in order to be admitted into relationships. “

Michael Meegan, ALL SHALL BE WELL 2014



“Ulcers, high blood pressure and heart attacks, insomnia and depression, all stem from trying to do more than we can in a situation that has lost its humanity.”

Michael Meegan, ALL SHALL BE WELL 2014





“If a young mother has a job as a secretary in a company trying to cut expenses, where they start giving her the work of two secretaries and making extra demands on her, she will do all she can to please her employers. In fact, they are causing her to worry, hurry to work and rush home late to her expectant family. Thus, pressure and demands in a business setting lead to anxiety and tension at home. This is what begins to happen in our civilization when we put profit before people, and getting work done before the feelings of those we work with.”

Michael Meegan, ALL SHALL BE WELL 2014






“We have all, at one time or another, been used, or have experienced someone being unfair to us.


Michael Meegan, ALL SHALL BE WELL 2014






“We know how it feels to be in the wrong and have someone shout at us or frown and walk past,we feel dreadful. We try to be friendly but so often it turns into a strained smile as someone replies curtly and asks what we want.” Michael Meegan, ALL SHALL BE WELL 2014



“We want to be good, but it’s difficult to know a safe place to start. We want to reach out our hand in friendship, but we don’t want it bitten off.”

Michael Meegan, ALL SHALL BE WELL 2014




“If someone humiliates and hurts us, it is difficult to give them a second chance and turn the other cheek. They might just take another swing at us, we are not ready for that kind of abuse. Who needs it?”

Michael Meegan, ALL SHALL BE WELL 2014




“Because of the distrust that has grown from our experience, we are very careful whom we welcome. We are selective in our companions, we look suspiciously those who sit beside us in a bar and start talking to us: “is he crazy? What’s he up to?” we wonder. The city becomes a desert. With groups of friends who are nobody else’s friends. As Emily Dickinson, the reclusive poet, once wrote: “The soul selects its own society, then shuts the door.” Michael Meegan, ALL SHALL BE WELL 2014


International rescue teams converged on the disaster zones of Cambodia and took control of the crisis. In many camps there was no sanitation, no food, no medicine, only bomb blasted children, frightened mothers with starved infants, blind men, angry youth, violence. In one such camp there were over 160,000 refugees. The organized relief teams set to work. They divided the camp into sections and set up a hospital that operated round the clock. There was a rumour circulated that some of the refugees had seen an angel, and in fact the angel lived in the camp with the people. The angel was supposed to have a bad leg and talk to God in a strange language and played with the children.

The workers had little time for such stories as they were occupied getting the camp in order. There were rows and rows of tents where the injury were cared for by a small, hopelessly outnumbered staff. Interpreters were few and often too busy to help out much. One night more casualties arrived in the camp. It was then that the relief doctors had their first chance to see the “angel”. At about 2 a.m. he came limping through the aisles of sick people. He stopped at many beds and laughed and joked in fluent Cambodian. He lifted up a child and wiped his nose, and whispered to a blind man huddled in a corner.

He was, of all things, a French Catholic priest; very shy and quiet, but had the most beautiful eyes. He was the light and soul of his people, virtually none of whom were Christian, but that didn’t seem to matter too much to him. One night there was a woman covered in burns, her whole front septic from her face to her thighs.

She was screaming and shouting. The Abbe quietly took instruments from a tired nurse who was unable to approach the woman. He whispered to her and after some twenty minutes began gently to take away the burnt tissues. It took hours. At last he bandaged her, with patience and care and tenderness, talking all the time to her.

He was there to convert no one, to prove nothing; he was there to serve, to love, to witness to the Lord in silent and hidden acts of kindness. He lived in a tiny tent among his people, He lived in a tiny tent among his people, he kissed the children goodnight, played football with the young men despite his bag leg. He walked among the frightened and the hurt, brought hope and help among them.

Love is the strength to climb out of our trenches and stop worrying about our own security. It is almost impossible to let go of our familiar securities, to take risks and serve those around us. It all depends on the principle that directs our lives. Is it self-protection, self-survival, “me, mine, and keep the head down”, or is it “other” and “others”? if we spend our lives afraid to go beyond our own fears and surroundings, we are destined to a safe and secure life, perhaps a comfortable and cosy life, but not a life in which we are ever fully alive or present to the mystery of ourselves. In his book, Why Am I Afraid to Love? , John Powell puts it more succinctly. “If we decide to spend our lives seeking the happiness of others, and this is what is implied by love, we shall certainly find or own happiness and fulfillment.”

The first school of Indian mysticism taught a philosophy of self-donation to others, the offering of the mind and soul to all creation, and seeing God reflected in all that he has made. By being gracious and tender to all that God surrounded us with, we accept him as he is.

The Sufis taught of a passive awareness and an active caring. Long after the death of the great sages, their followers devised formulas and sacred texts and followed them to the letter as the only way to salvation. Christian tradition also relies upon a living “charity” and kindness, a serving of the weak and those in need.


An extract from All Shall be Well by Michael Meegan



Michael Elmore-Meegan, also known as Michael Meegan,[1] (born 26 March 1959) Author,

is the co-founder of the International Community for Relief Of Starvation and Suffering (ICROSS),[2] an aid agency operating in East Africa that describes itself as "a small international organisation working to fight poverty and disease in the poorest parts of the world."[3] Meegan also co-founded an Irish branch of the charity known as Icross Ltd, which broke with Meegan in 2010.[4] The website of ICROSS Kenya currently lists "Dr. Michael Elmore Meegan - Founder and International Director ICROSS."[5] 


Also known as Michael Elmore Meegan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Elmore-Meegan

"Everything changes when you wake up in the morning and decide to own today. It will not be taken from you by anyone else, it will be yours " Michael Meegan, Changing the World{{All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 }}


" When we feel overwhelmed by all the suffering in the world, or just drained by the stress of the day, do this. Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and know that the very breath you are taking is the same miracle of life that pervades all creation. He who gives you this breath, despite your anxieties , fears and pain, knows you. He knows you better than you will ever understand yourself. Breathe in, breathe out. You are experiencing the miracle. The most amazing miracle of all. The gift of life. All things will find harmony in this knowing, in this , is the whisper of not only all creation, but of the Creator" Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


"Your energy is powered by your thoughts, negative thoughts drain you,

loving thoughts fill you with love"

" when we really know ourselves, we forgive always" Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


"Every now and then its good to step back a little. When we let go a little and remove ourselves from the drama , we can see more clearly. So often we are caught up in the stress we fail to see what triggers our worries. When we are still and put distance between our problems we often discover the solutions" Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


‎" perhaps the secret of being happy is about letting go of fear , embracing energy that enriches us . Ignoring those who drain us and diminish , channeling ourselves towards goodness and positive acts "

A loving person is one who is awakened and transformed into empathy.

Mike Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )




All God wants of man is a compassionate heart. Mike Meegan

(All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books,  149 pgs

May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


Do exactly what you would do if you felt most loved and cherished.

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )



All life, every living thing is a word for God in His mystery .

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


One one thing is expecte of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself and love with all your being and all your light without stopping. Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )



God is at home and is content, it is we who are looking and are not at one in ourselves.

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )



In order to create and to heal, to do and to serve, ..to act we need detachment.

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )



Even if we were offered everything that exists, it is nothing compared to the freedom and power of being loved

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )




If you only utter a single prayer in this life let it b Thanks , with all your heart

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )



Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door.

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )




The best thing you can say is the thing that you have not uttered,

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )




The more we possess the less we have . Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


The more we own the less we have Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )



The outward efforts will never be insignificant if the inner light is great.

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


The price of doing nothing is far greater than the cost of error. Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )




To be full of things is to be empty of what matters. To be empty of things is to be full of freedom. Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


It is in crisis we find ourselves, so when we are broken then this light is nearest to us. Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )



When you are defeated it is your own attitude that is wrong.

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


Words take their meaning from the original word.

Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


You may call God truth, you may call God hope. But the best name for God is love. Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )



"If you really want to know who your friends are, see you stands by you in a storm" Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )

" Remind yourself of your vision, keep your hopes close yo your heart, be passionate about them and alwaus ,always always be true to them" Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )


" The most important language of personal joy is the often complex linguistics of silence" Michael Meegan (All Will be Well (Forward by John Hurt) Eye-Books, 149 pgs May 2004. ISBN 1903070279 )