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Excerpted from 365 Prescriptions for the Soul by Bernie Siegel. Copyright © 2004 by Bernie Siegel. Excerpted by permission of New World Library, Inc.  All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. HTML and web pages copyright © by SpiritSite.com.

"When the two become a team their movements flow in harmony with each other."

  Bernie Siegel, 365 Prescriptions for the Soul, Part 3

Prescription #33
Guidance and Friendship

Friendship is the golden thread
that ties all hearts together.

- Anonymous

One day Marilyn, one of our support group members, sent me an email with the subject line guidance. In her email, she told me that the word dance being a part of the word guidance made her think about how dancing is like doing Godís will. Two people dancing are not struggling with each other; one leads and the other willingly follows. When the two become a team their movements flow in harmony with each other.

When she looked back at the word she saw the G as representing God and then U and I. So guidance is about God, you, and I dancing together. When you are willing to trust and believe, guidance comes. I believe the rhythm we should all be dancing to comes from our Creator. It allows us to move as a team while creating our unique dance of life.

The thoughts she related in her email made me think about the word friendship as well. We are all sailing through the waters of life, which are sometimes turbulent and stormy and sometimes calm with the breeze at our backs. But no matter what the sailing conditions are, doing it with friends makes it easier.

So when you set sail, remember to bring some friends along. When things get rough youíll have the supporting crew who will help you through the storms, and when the wind fills your sails youíll have someone to share the joyful journey with.

Soulution of the Day

Sail through life knowing your guidance comes from the eternal compass, which knows the direction you must sail to return to your home port.

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