After 8 years her pain was so raw and real- still. Wow. She brought me to tears.
Cancer and chronic illness can be so isolating. For me, because I don't have a birth family any longer and I am an orphan now, I feel like I don't have a place to land. Because I am the mother of two, a professional career and the CEO of my household, I feel like I have to be strong for everyone else.
A major part of my job is supporting others.... "in the process of rescuing others, we lose ourselves."
Who is here to support me? Can I honor myself to let others support me? Letting others support you is taking care of yourself. I need to learn this.
The voice in my head is telling me that I need to take care of myself, be my own best friend, and love myself enough to ASK for help and allow others to help me.
Great thoughts to consider and great retrospective and affirmations.
Oh and I loved how Mary asked us to smile for 16 seconds, shake our bodies and shake the badness of the things that come near us.
"As long as you are breathing you have work to do. Every breath is a sign that life is here for you. Bring yourself back to present awareness." Mary Marcdante
My take away: Go live your life, live in the present, and love yourself.