Tag: peace

A Near Death Experience

I want to share with you a Near Death Experience that my partner Ian had several weeks before he died. Ian lived with Neuro-Endocrine Pancreatic cancer with Metastases to the liver for over 9 years. When he was diagnosed, he was told there were… Continue Reading “A Near Death Experience”

expectation

Through expectation, we set ourselves up for disappointment and anger…… and then blame someone else. Last week I asked my partner to take me into the Bunnings store so I could buy bags of potting mix and manure for my garden. At that time,… Continue Reading “expectation”

Mind body spirit

I am not very interested in cancer. I guess you could think it is easy for me to say that when I experience very little discomfort or unwellness in my body from the cancer. Am I just fortunate, or is it because I don’t… Continue Reading “Mind body spirit”

everyone is doing their best

Everyone is doing the best that they are able within the understanding and awareness they have in each moment. Many years ago, I read similar words, and it made sense to me, so I decided to adopt it as a belief and see how… Continue Reading “everyone is doing their best”

Life is beautiful

Life is Beautiful. It is also full of paradox. In accepting death, we learn how to truly live. In accepting our faults and vulnerabilities we become truly strong. In letting go, we gain more. In slowing down, and aligning with the flow of Life,… Continue Reading “Life is beautiful”

the Art of Surrender

Instead of the word Surrender, I could use Acceptance – they are inter-changeable in this instance. However it amuses me to use the word Surrender, because the very word used to bring up so much resistance within me. It was one of the Life… Continue Reading “the Art of Surrender”

Know Yourself

I guess you could say that at the age of forty, when life as I knew it feel apart, I experienced a deep existential crisis. Possibly one of the greatest gifts Life could have sent me at the time. It didn’t feel that way… Continue Reading “Know Yourself”

Love yourself

I spent 4 days in hospital recently as a result of the physical symptoms I was experiencing (my first nights in hospital in 13 years of living with cancer – not bad going!). A CT scan (it was 16 months since my last), showed… Continue Reading “Love yourself”

A call to arms

“They only deserve freedom, who are prepared to fight for it”. I read these words over 25 years ago on a war memorial, and had forgotten them until today. This blog began as a platform for me to share my experience with cancer, morphed… Continue Reading “A call to arms”

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down, where the wood drake rests in his beauty on… Continue Reading “The Peace of Wild Things”