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Poem--Life is a Journey
Journey of Hearts
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This passage [from one of the Jewish teachings] was shared with me by a respiratory therapist where I used work, who uses it as an inspirational reading in his fight against prostate cancer. He discovered the passage included on a palm-top computer given to him by his physician and friend. When I told him about the website, he was quick to share these words of solace, hope and inspiration for the website.
Life is a Journey
Author Unknown
Birth is a beginning
and death a destination
And life is a journey:
From childhood to maturity
and youth to age;
From innocence to awareness
and ignorance to knowing;
From foolishness to desecration
and then perhaps to wisdom.
From weakness to strength or
from strength to weakness
and often back again;
From health to sickness
and we pray to health again.
From offense to forgiveness
from loneliness to love
from joy to gratitude
from pain to compassion
from grief to understanding
from fear to faith.
From defeat to defeat to defeat
until looking backwards or ahead
We see that victory lies not
at some high point along the way
but in having made the journey
step by step
a sacred pilgrimage.
Birth is a beginning
and death a destination
And life is a journey;
A sacred journey to life everlasting.
 Last updated June 11, 1999
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