As is often the case, our clients are our teachers.  One of the individuals whom I coach introduced me to Mark Nepo.  As part of his healing process from cancer, Mark wrote The Book of Awakening, a collection of daily meditations.  Today’s message danced across his pages to this post.

Death pushed me to the edge.  Nowhere to back off.  And to the shame of my fears,  I danced with abandon in his face.  I never danced as free.  And Death backed off, the way dark backs off a sudden burst of flame.  Now there’s nothing left, but to keep dancing.  It is the way I would have chosen had I been born three times as brave.