By Maryanna Gabriel
Anita Moorjani died of cancer, was told to come back, that her work on this side was not done and that she still had a mission. I like to listen to her sometimes. It is something about going right to the edge, and into the dream that is beyond, that makes her a reliable witness. She didn't want to return to her emaciated body but the thought of her husband helped. She was told to share what she knew with others and so she has a message to tell. In developing cancer she was shown that in the life she had lived, she put others first. Her own needs were secondary. This was part of the problem.
She was told to love herself like her life depended on it.
I am listening.
It is Valentine's Day and it is easy to get caught up in the glass half empty scenario if one is single. I understood a long time ago though, that nothing is more lonely than being in a relationship where there is no authentic communication. I have learned to give to others what I yearned for myself and have become all the richer in love for it. I would rather have peace, than be in a sniper situation, where one-upmanship is considered marriage.
So this Valentine's, I am taking myself out on a date and enjoying the day. A lot of people can't be alone. Hope to see you out there, loving yourself like your life depends upon it.