I did not want to believe in God after my mother passed away. But miracle upon miracle has turned me to the faith she wanted me to have.
Our inter-subjective landscape is expelling myths of racial equality and harmony, as racism is tackled head on between us and gradually within us.
Across the world, communities are coming together to find a more balanced way of life. The stresses of modern day living are taking their toll and people are searching for deeper connections with each other and the natural world. Many are feeling a pull to go back to the roots and lead a simpler day to day routine, getting in touch with a mindful approach to being.
"Help", I thought to myself, I need to un-hear what I am being told. I'm sat opposite the specialist and he is telling me I have kidney cancer. Not what I thought would happen to a fit forty something. Yet, there I was being told it needed to come out, as soon as possible. Then a year and a day later I lost my husband to the same awful disease.
It hurts, sometimes more than we think we are capable of bearing. Sometimes to the point of going into a sort-of 'autopilot' mode.
A toxic relationship can destroy your self-esteem, deconstruct your self-confidence, wipe out your self-belief and ultimately steal your soul.
Living with chronic illness is lonely as fuck. I spend so much time on my own -- more time than I ever expected to spend on my own, or have ever wanted to. There is so, so, much of my life that people don't see.
Apparently not. And that is a big problem.
Each and every one of us is connected to that universal energy which guides us, if we are willing to be quiet and listen to it through meditation. In this fast-paced over-technicalised world meditation is my little oasis in the day where I can release any stress.
Life post-overdose had a different intensity to it - I couldn't run from my struggle anymore. I couldn't keep stuff shoved down and carry on regardless. I couldn't neglect my needs because saving myself after overdosing (I called the ambulance) was cementing a promise to myself - I was going to do this.