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Please read my guest post at Good Life Zen

I’m happy to announce that my good friend, Mary Jaksch, has just published a guest post that I submitted to her a week or so ago entitled “Can adversity be a door to a new life?”

I put a lot of myself into this post and would be delighted and very thankful if you’d like to take a look at it. All you need to do is to trot on over to Mary’s blog, at www.Goodlifezen.com.

Friendship is a remarkable thing, isn’t it, one of life’s greatest miracles. I’ve been friends with Mary for a long time, but I really couldn’t tell you exactly why or how this friendship developed. I do know she has been an invaluable support and inspiration to me almost since I first began blogging.

One of the adventures we shared together a few years ago was when she helped me create an online course on “The True Promise and Potential of Aging.” Mary lives in New Zealand, a beautiful country where I spent many happy months as a young man in my early twenties. I worked as a laborer on hydro-electric projects and later was a reporter on the Marlborough Express, published in a small town called Blenheim in the South Island, (not far from where Mary lives).

I became good friends with two other young reporters at that newspaper and among other things we spent a few weeks living a “hobo life” together, working as laborers on construction projects, sleeping in empty railroad cars and so on. I remember we were watching a movie in Dunedin when we heard the news that Sir Edmund Hillary had climbed Mt. Everest.

Besides being a very well-known blogger in the inspirational, self-help field, Mary Jaksch is also the co-founder, with Leo Babauta, of The A-List Blogger Club, a community of bloggers that helps “newbies” find their feet in this very interesting and rewarding field of blogging.

We live in intense, often very confusing and frightening times. But as we listen to the quiet voice of wisdom in our own heart we discover that our true nature is utterly trustworthy and moreover is quite unafraid of any of the challenges and tribulations that land on our doorstep.

I send love and blessings to you and I hope very much that you will take a few moments to read my latest post at www.goodlife.zen.


{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

nomie July 13, 2014 at 9:47 am

Hi i am Normie and i’m so delighted upon reading your article. I may sound naive but i am proud to share my experiences about several chants learned thru a friend. Please find some of them that i find very useful to me and you may search them too in google.

You may find these interesting like i did the first time those were given to me and they
are as follows:-

Aum Shanti to repeat many times while you cant sleep- for inviting sleep
Omkara namaha – same as above
Ramada sa sa -sa say hung – if u are having stomach pain

As i said those chants are so effective to me.

I hope they can be of help to you too.



Christopher Foster July 13, 2014 at 11:12 am

Hi Normie, Thank you for sharing. I’ll give your chants a try. Love and blessings to you.


Susan July 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

Loved your article Chris… You’ve become a shining light in my life and a wise teacher.

Take care,


Christopher Foster July 13, 2014 at 11:14 am

Thank you Susan. I appreciate your kind words and send you a lot of love. You take care too.


Gloria July 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm

As always Chris, words to warm a weary heart, words held close with the beat of time, words that encourage those who hear, your words rising. Love, gloria


Christopher Foster July 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Thank you for your beautiful comment Gloria. You warm my heart and encourage me to “keep on keeping on,” as a friend of mine once said. Very happy to share this journey with you. It really is an adventure, isn’t it?


Gloria July 14, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Little did we know but have become the better for it!
Spirit is ageless we know that and that is how we live!
Hugs, gloria


jane sibidol July 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm

My prayers go with you, Christopher.


Christopher Foster July 23, 2014 at 8:57 am

Thank you Jane. My love and blessing to you too.


Keith Clarke July 22, 2014 at 5:20 am

Hi Christopher,

I read your post over at GLZ and I have to say it was a wonderful and inspiring read. At half your age I believe I have a whole other life to live, but this time with all of the wisdom I have gained to help make it even better. It is always good to see someone actually living it though, so thank you. Yes, all adversity we face changes us and helps us grow. We are never the same person twice, and that is what makes life exciting 🙂 Thanks again for an inspiring post


Christopher Foster July 23, 2014 at 9:06 am

Many thanks for your kind and interesting comment, Keith. Yes indeed. Let’s keep changing and growing as long as we are here, right?


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Thanks for your comment, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Good luck.


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Thank you for your kind message, it’s good to hear from you. I wish you all the very best.


tamil March 16, 2017 at 4:36 am

“Friendship is a remarkable thing, isn’t it, one of life’s greatest miracles” this is amazing words Mr.Christopher


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