I agreed to the procedure and she told me it would be uncomfortable. I responded that I could breathe through it..... I then announced to her that:
You can get through anything with breathing!
She questioned that statement but I insisted that it was indeed true. Then she said "well..." in that tone that means lets just agree to disagree.....so I dropped it and we went on.
Regardless of who believes it, I am here to say that we can get through anything in our individual lives by tuning into our breath and becoming acutely present with ourselves and with our current situation. It is clear that some of us have more (or less) difficulty or pain to endure but I honestly believe that each of us is equal to our life. Every one of us is qualified to live the life we are in......and each of us have all the tools gifts and talents we need to accomplish and thrive in our lives.
Currently, I am using this tool of breath in my quest for unlimited possibility.... in my quest to have unlimited choices.... Although this is still overwhelming to me I am not giving up on the possibility. And, though breathing through this is way harder that through that biopsy, I am willing to stay the course for as long as it takes. Having come to understand that compassion is an essential ingredient, I am breathing that in...all day long. With in-breaths I turn compassion inward to myself; with out-breaths I soften anywhere I can.....and find joy.
Its good to note that I'm taking my own advise.......
And according to me, I will prevail.