The ‘C’ word is a scary word. I’d like to share with you my personal thoughts on what cancer means to me.
Cancer invokes fear in us all, yet cancer brings meaning to our lives.
Both my parents have had it. My breast cancer diagnosis in 2010 changed my life. Am I scared of recurrence? I admit, yes, I am. Some days it hits me harder, like today. I discovered a neighbour who just passed away from a cancer recurrence, and was also reminded of two wonderful people who are fighting it – both of these people inspire me because of the way they are living their lives now.
Not one day passes that I am not grateful for the awakening I have had from my cancer experience. It stopped me from living my life in auto-pilot and undervaluing each day that I have. Teaching people how to meditate and live mindfully is simply my way to help people awaken to the value of life.
A local musician and actor in the Vancouver, British Columbia area named John Mann, had rectal cancer, and is now raising money to go on tour to share his beautiful music about his cancer experience. Please take a moment to see his video and consider helping him realize his passion:
Thank you kindly,