That Utah night so long ago was a turning point in my awareness because, at 16, I realized that there is something other than my mind that is part of my being. I realized that if I could say, "I want my mind to leave me alone," there was another part of me identifying myself as "I" and "me."
Aligning our soul with its proper origin and designation is the surest way to accomplish harmony with the natural world. The forces of the natural world respond in our favor when we activate our spiritual identity.
Our bodies are not our thinking minds, and thankfully our thinking minds are not our bodies! There is so much intelligence coursing through us on so many different levels, and "we" benefit every moment of our lives from it.
Like most people who go on the bizarre and frightening trip of cancer, I needed a way to find comfort and hope. After my third diagnosis, I was filled with despair, not knowing where to turn. With the help of my therapist, I decided to write a book.
Sooner or later we'll see for ourselves what Penny Sarchet and countless others have uncovered -- that what we take in, what we believe, has a correlation to our health. The days of thinking that the body operates independent of our beliefs about it are fading away.
In this period of pressured work and vacation schedules, hectic travel logistics and economic and political stressors, we need to be especially vigilant about taking care of our own mental health -- not just for ourselves, but to be emotionally present for celebrations with friends and loved ones.