One year ago today, my Anam Cara reached through time and space and found me! And
we have been inseparably bonded ever since.

On May 4, 2010, my life would never be the same again.
Today, my heart is filled with gratitude to know such devoted and abiding love, such truth and integrity in friendship, such laughter and levity, such depth and profundity- the challenge to reach beyond myself and what I knew, what was comfortable, what was safe.
To know this kind of love that makes us grow into inhabiting a new self, a self that is more evolved and more connected to the things in life that truly matter …
Lao Tzu said,
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; Loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Having the courage to love yourself, however, well… that gives you happiness.
And on this anniversary day, I am celebrating this notion of loving- loving myself and another and the courage it takes in those moments when we want to abandon the underlying and steadfast truths we know exist in our hearts, to overcome history’s insidious call to return to our less-evolved selves.
Today, I celebrate the courage it takes to love- to love in all moments, in all ways- to love oneself, to love another, to take these leaps of faith, when we take a chance on ourselves and we reach all the way across the universe, into the great unknown- when we haven’t the slightest notion what waits for us there …

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