The most shocking thing about this video

Is that I realized I employ to the best of my ability the philosophy espoused in these quotes. Not to perfection. No, not by a long shot. But in my intentions this is how I choose to live. And that made me feel profoundly grateful. In this moment. Now. I am happy.

That I am sick is merely incidental. Illness does not stop the wondrous nature of being alive. And the endless capacity for us to choose every day to be in this life as it presents to us.

About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters

5 Responses

  1. What is courage?

    I think, for someone in pain…who is struggling for health…these words are courageous –

    “Illness does not stop the wondrous nature of being alive. And the endless capacity for us to choose every day to be in this life as it presents to us.”

    Thank you!

    Duane

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  2. Froscha

    There were a few old favourites in there, but I took away a few new ones that really spoke to me because they articulate what I already take as true.

    You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. — Christopher Columbus

    To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. — Oscar Wilde

    I’ve never been especially afraid of losing sight of the shore, but having gone too far out before without guide or compass, I’m now trying to fully regain my capacity to live… so I can, uh, cross the ocean.

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  3. Bonnie

    Wonderful video Gianna. This one resonated for me recently .
    “If you are ultimately going to do something important that will make a real difference….. do it now”. by Howard Wight
    I believe you are already doing it.
    Bonnie

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