Moving forward with clean scans 👊🏻❤️✨ (!!!), but in light of the coronavirus I can’t help but reflect on how I’ve learned to manage fear over the past few years...😷☠️
I would be lying if I said seeing people in masks wasn’t triggering for me.
I wore masks frequently during chemo treatment, in @lyft’s and even on a quick 9-block walk to the hospital because I was nearly neutropenic.
It was terrifying to stare death and vulnerability in the eyes like that, and it still is today too.
It’s taken practice, patience and awareness — and I’m still learning and growing every step of the way.
In reality, we do need fear in our lives to keep us on track and to evolve, but there are underlying messages that tend to get buried.
To me, it feels like everything is deconstructing to reconstruct right now — environmentally, politically, socially, digitally. We are shifting and up leveling from the inside out, with the mindfulness movement picking up momentum.
What does this virus, this fear, say about our community? Or interconnectivity...or lack there of? What about our overall health? What about our planet’s health?
All of these questions help give perspective around and ground our fear, acting as a catalyst for growth and knowledge.
I’m taking this heartbreaking virus outbreak as a cue...
to slow down
to say my gratitudes
to live fully, yet with gentle care
to uplevel my self care
And to shake hands with fear... seeing the light within the dark 🌟
PS 100% wearing a wig in this photo 💁🏻♀️
#cancerthriver #sarcomasurvivor #slaysarcoma #beingboundless #boundlessbykara @ New York, New York