In Finally Learning from Stroke, I offered up “Oh yes, we can be free to ignore the Stroke; but at our own peril. For me personally and today, I am realizing the lessons I need to fully accept around my own Stroke and Diabetes, and I will live those lessons for a stronger me and a healthier sense of my own freedom.”

Those lessons are kicking in. Since last week, I have shared on Boldly Go and More and Moving Forward Together, Stronger and In COD We Trust and Our Character, Purpose and Unity and Claim Your Noble Code and Exploring Your Spiritual Capital. It has been a thoughtful week, lol. But they all have helped reinforce and even shape said lessons.

With that in mind and heart, I will not be posting here in June, electing to pour myself into a Fitness Challenge in a group of which I have been a part for some time now. My road back to optimal health has been steady, but it needs a fierce focus, right now.

Yup, 15 minutes boxing, 15 biking, 15 rockdancing, 15 on weights and a whole bunch of walking (minimum of 30 minutes but looking at more)… amidst teaching and Epic Engage… in June, Inspired by the Stroke and Diabetes and the blogs this week… and remembrance of a bit of a poem I wrote back in May of 1992; I am IN. “The Secret Truth” speaks to the wonders out in the world, and the capacity within. For now, I need to focus on the IN. Getting my body back to a space of strength and better health will serve my outer paths. My body is reminding me now thusly. And, right now is the time.

My full on intent is to NOT blog here through June but to see me and you on “the other side”. My intent is to thoroughly engage and enjoy this journey, and to celebrate on July 1 (Canada Day)… the achievement and step in this life long journey. The other side is about where we soulfully seek to BE. The other side, for me, is not about wishing time away, but enjoying the journey getting to the other side. See you on the other side. Wishing you PEACE

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“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness. ― Anne Frank

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ― Abraham Lincoln

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ― Helen Keller

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. ― Bruce Lee

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life. ― Billie Jean King

Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character. ― Les Brown

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. ― Eleanor Roosevelt