My Journey With A Stage IV Cancer Diagnosis
After 9 months of living with a diagnosis of apparent Uncurable Cancer according to medical diagnostics and opinion, I have come to a few conclusions on what works for me.
What I really want and need each day is PEACE…. peace of mind, peaceful rest, and peace within my heart.
I don’t feel like I need to be known as ‘Brave’ or as a ‘Fighter’, although I acknowledge that I am indeed both of those things.
What is important to me is for me to be at ✌ PEACE.
How Do I achieve this?
So how do I achieve this? I do it first and foremost by accepting what is.
I have this diagnosis. Yes I do. I cannot resist what is because when I do that I am in resistance and in the frequency of fear, which are two places that I don’t want to be.
So I accept what is, I expect the best, I appreciate everything and I have gratitude for whatever I can latch onto. This my friends gives me the peace I seek.
When I lay my head to rest at night I no longer worry about the troubles of the earthly world anymore. They no longer seem as important to me. I recognize that I am a spiritual and infinite being.
It is interesting because I also no longer care about things that I thought I would care about. For example, when I die cremation or burial? I don’t care. What color or type of casket? I don’t care. And on and on my list goes….
What I do care about is as you know, is having PEACE and JOY.
Did I laugh today? Wow, that orange was so delicious. Look at the kindness shown to me today. I had energy to write a blog post today. Yay! I sat in someone’s presence and we just loved each other with no judgment or hidden agenda. People sang to me. I have an appetite even if for a moment. Bella is purring and lying on top of me as I see Sparkle dust all the way up to the ceiling (true story). I am so loved. I love so much.
There have been so many gifts that I have received on this journey and I am so grateful for them.
What About You My Friends?
It is my wish that others who choose to do so, benefit in some way from these insights. We put so much energy into our earthly journeys and roles, but what is truly important for YOU?
Can you seek peace now? Are some things really worth the so called fight? Where does your JOY come from?
Go within. This is where you will find your answers and I promise you they never appear from fear and strife but they always show themselves when peace is present.
6 thoughts on “What I Want At This Time In My Life”
Another great blog Maggie and oh so true. We often don’t realize the simple pleasures of life. The things we take so much for granted. The beauty and wisdom of trees (I’ve discovered that I LOVE trees), the smell of sunshine, making someone smile. The wonderful feeling of hugging someone you love. Not being afraid to say I love you to friends for fear of sounding silly. I try really hard to be thankful for the blessings I have. I get so much from your blogs….sometimes like a good smack on the back of the head….reminding me to slow down and enJOY this beautiful life I have. I love you Mags and thank you for your blogs and keep ‘em coming…..they’ve really inspired me to find the JOY in everyday life❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😘 Sent from my iPhone
I love your comment through and through. It made my heart smile and enhanced my feeling that I am living my life’s purpose through my writing which I alwsys hope inspires others. You’ve helped confirm that. Thank you for that! I too love the trees and I love to touch them when walking past them. I feel an almost magical energy coming off of them. 🙂 I also love your words “I get so much from your blogs…. sometimes like a good smack on the back of the head…. reminding me to slow down and enJOY this beautiful life I have.” 🙂 That quote may be used somewhere 🙂 Have you ever thought of writing? You have a great way with words. 🙂
Maggie.. you inspire a lot of people with these powerful loving words. People should read and allow themselves the right to change. The joy of such small wonderful things are what makes one feel like they are invincible. I choose to follow you because you make a difference in people’s lives. You will never know how many you have touched, but know that you did. You have made a difference in my life and i cherish that deeply. Know that I will pass on your words of wisdom of JOY and PEACE … Maggie keep that fire going…
Thanks Dave. I so appreciate your kind words and that you took the time to comment. That is priceless these days… just taking time to comment or give someone encouragement or positive feedback in life. And Happy Birthday today! EnJOY!
Maggie, again your words, your honesty, volunerability, and letting us love on you with all i have. for many months i too have expressed to people that we dont realize what is so important, and that has been the same for me..PEACE,LOVE AND HAPPINESS. we take for granted those three words, i too dont care about the daily things i had to get done or do. i have always loved to help people and i try and do what i can..I truly think and talk about you sooooo very much and i also go thru my movie reel in my brain of our time, fun, laughter together all those years ago,, yet it feels like yesterday. As you came into to my life, when selfishly thats when i needed you most..again you were there without hesitation. I am honoured to call you FRIEND!! i look forward to reading, and following thru with everything you write and how we should conduct our life and the real meaning of LIFE..you have touched and are touching soo many people, but being as humble as you are, u have no idea. thank you for all that you have done for me, for all your posts as i go to your blog daily and reread what i need for that day. I want you to wear that ‘BRAVE,FIGHTER`AS a badge of honour. YOU GOT THIS!!!!!
Thank you my beautiful friend. The kindness you have shown me in the last while has been overwhelmingly beautiful and so much appreciated at this time in my life. You have no idea. You always say that I help you but you have no idea how much your kind words and messages have enriched my life. I want you to know that it has had deep and profound meaning for me. And I will wear the ‘Brave Fighter’ badge and dream of a bright future with both of us in it 🙂 Sound good? Keep being you girl and I love you!