VAT: Living

When our experiences and what we’ve learned (our past) limits our imagination, we are effectively dying.

A friend was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. The prognosis is not good but there’s hope with immunotherapy treatment. However, without a seeming miracle, my friend is unlikely to survive past six months. Most people would say she is dying. (Though in this world no one is getting out alive; everyone is dying; some sooner, some later; some slowly, some more quickly.) However, unlike most of us, she is very much alive and growing, not dying. She appreciates the newness of everything as the world unfolds before her and experiences the wonder of it all. That’s what it is, being alive.