I have a friend who has recently had some health challenges.   Some of them have been very serious and I have worried about her.   An interesting thing is that she keeps talking about, well I have lived with a number of different things lately, I guess I can live with this.   It’s not about over coming it.  It’s about overcoming her resistance to it.   She put a lot of thought into her choices and for her, it is a choice.  I appreciate her fearlessness as she goes through this difficult time.

I do not claim to know where it will end. Neither does she.  I’m not sure she cares.  Her goal is currently to live her live with as much grace (and when there is lack, she goes with that too!) as she can.   Her grace comes from her honesty in facing something that so many of us don’t want to.

It is not always what we choose but what chooses us.   We can only keep moving on and realize that it is not so much the what but how we deal with it.

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Bonnie Koenig has been a licensed acupuncturist since 1999. She is passionate about helping people find real healing and real health. In the process she keeps asking about our attitudes towards sickness and health. Only by being clear on what sickness is, can we ever find health.

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