One of the great transforming passages in my life was having cancer in my mid-thirties. This experience unraveled the way I see the world and made me a student of all spiritual paths. With a steadfast belief in our follows is from the latest edition of my book Inside the Miracle. I hope it will help you meet the transformation that waits in however you’re being forged.
You were there when I had cancer
and now you’ve carried Dad over the
rickety bridge of his bones to whatever
time is left. And somehow you are tend-
ing the argument that is our mother
like a kettle without a handle.
For all your gifts, your care is the well
that has no bottom and, though hoisting
it up bucket by bucket turns you inside
out, that you know no other way
makes you my hero.
A Question to Walk With: In conversation with a friend or loved one, describe someone who models healthy care.