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October 05, 2009


Leana May

I can't begin to explain how much I needed to hear those 7 words. They will remain with me.
Thank you for your willingness to share such raw and honest emotion Christine. Peace and love to both you and your friend.


She's lucky to have a friend like you Christine. She sounds like a woman who doesn't need courage as she already has it and I find her attitude very inspiring towards my own challenges at the moment. Wishing her the very best.



Beautiful thoughts and I am so glad that you are there holding her hand. She is a strong wise woman and I am thankful to you for sharing this. These are words to live by every day for certain.

Many hugs to you.

Lisa Tholen

Thank you for being there for our mutual friend, who is so wise. Thank you, too, for your insights and wonderful writing. I think I have been afraid to invite some things into my life, too. Even things that I have thought I really had invited. Thanks again!


Christine, thank you for the beautiful words expressing what we witnessed ... grace and courage.


What a beautiful reminder, even with the heartbreaking sentiment behind it. Peace to you today, Lovely.

doorways traveler

triggered, stunned and perfectly just so.


invitations bring love. even if there are still rocks to throw...

namaste, sister.


you're always brave and I'm proud of you. prayers for your friend. xo


This is what I learned from cancer...that those who have cancer are given wisdom beyond our years and insight that we didn't know we possessed. There is a feeling of being able to invite anything we need and everything into our lives for whatever purpose it will serve.

Your friend has strength and wisdom, courage and grace. To be able to say this, to welcome poison into her world in order to heal - that is a gift. And she has shared that with you. How blessed you both are.


there is much beauty in the rawness of life...that is where the most valuable lessons are learned. i agree with lynn and i have a feeling i'll be applying this mantra to my own life. bird by bird, beautiful. and much love to your friend.


life is not about the challenges but how we deal with them. Your friend is amazing....and so are you. Sending healing energy your way.


thank you for giving me a new attitude for what I'm dealing with right now in my own life...

Marianne @ Zen Peacekeeping

What wonderful wisdom, from your friend and from you. I especially admire that you have already recognised that taking this step doesn't mean that the rest of the path will be smooth or that you'll walk it like the Dalai Lama. That's part of my learning from you today - that as I invite things into my life I can also make space for the days when I still want to throw rocks. I can make space for my whole journey. Love you!

Mary Beth Shaw

What a beautiful and heartfelt post. Very inspirational on a number of levels. And you are a brilliant writer too :-) MB


Thank you for your post... a gentle awareness (while it might be uncomfortable)is helping the invite... details don't matter, if they do your friend will hold your hand and listen... sounds like you have an authentic relationship which is priceless


A wonderful way to begin my day - your friend is indeed wise, and I thank you for passing on her wisdom. Good luck to you & remember that even baby steps count.



Thanks for sharing this! I do think the "mantra" can be applied to a wide variety of situations, so no, the details don't matter, & it's just what I needed for a current challenge in my life. So thank you!

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