Favorite Inspirational Quote #4
“A great attitude does much more than
turn on the light in our world;
it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of
serendipitous opportunities that were somehow
absent before we changed.”
– Earl Nightingale
Be the change you want to see in the world!
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Living the Questions
Part of the hardest thing to deal with when you’re a cancer patient is all of the questions. Why me? Do I do the chemotherapy? What about radiation? How will I feel about losing my hair? How will others feel about me when they know I have cancer? Will I live?
The questions are seemingly endless sometimes – it’s a very confronting time of your life. For myself, I had a hard time with this initially. I’ve always been a decisive person, knew what I wanted, knew where I was going… or so I thought.
This poem from German poet Rainer Maria Rilke really helped me and I hope it helps you too:
Be patient toward
all that is unsolved
in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves.
Do not now seek the answers
which cannot be given you
because you would not be able to live them
and the point is to live everything.
Live the questions now.
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I’ve decided to start a new category, Favorite Inspirational Quotes. They are not presented in any particular order or importance. Just what resonates with me on this particular day, and I hope it will help you in some way too as you go through your journey with breast cancer.
From author Melody Beattie, in “The Language of Letting Go”:
“Often when we begin taking care of ourselves, family members will reverberate with overt and covert attempts to pull us back into the old system and roles. We do not have to go. Their attempts to pull us back are their issues. Taking care of ourselves and becoming healthy and happy does not mean we do not love them. It means we’re addressing our issues. Our freedom starts when we politely, but assertively, hand their stuff back to them – where it belongs – and deal with our own issues.”
I send my love to everyone taking this journey right now. If you would like my help with getting through breast cancer in an inspiring and ultra-healthy way, please sign up for my free e-newsletters on the right, or “like” me on Facebook (MarnieClark.com) and I’ll do my utmost to keep you informed and empowered on your healing journey… and beyond.