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RE: [Exex-gay] Kung hei fat choy!

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  • Anthony Venn-Brown Personal Coach
    What a wonderful experience Peter. I ll never forget the day I heard the words Whatever is sacred to person is sacred ...and from that moment ceased judging
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 30, 2006

      What a wonderful experience Peter .


      I’ll never forget the day I heard the words “Whatever is sacred to person is sacred’ …..and from that moment ceased judging others spirituality and concentrated on my own.





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      From: Exex-gay@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Exex-gay@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Pete Zayonce
      Sent: Monday, 30 January 2006 09:41
      To: Exex-gay@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Exex-gay] Kung hei fat choy!


      I wish you and your partners, and family everywhere a safe and prosperous Year of the Dog.


      A unique thing happened to me yesterday.  I had the pleasure of spending the day with one of my Chinese friends.  In itself, this is a pleasure that we both enjoy whenever our schedules allow.  Yesterday was different.


      Not only was it the beginning of the Chinese New Year (or Luna New Year if you prefer) - but it was the first time that I had seen my friend since I had been given the all-clear from an important health scare.  The results of my tests were given to me last Wednesday, and it was such a relief that the burden I had been carrying was taken from me.


      When I watched the Tiger and Dragons welcome in the new year, I stood there crying.  There were so many emotions running through my mind.  My friend was so gentle, he's a devout Buddhist and he just stood next to me holding my arm.  He just allowed me to be in the moment that I was experiencing. 


      A few things dawned on me - there I was, in the middle of the hustle & crowdedness of the celebrations, yet here was my spirit weeping with joy and freedom.  It felt like I had been given "new eyes" to see things that previously had been obscured.  As a Christian, my previous "fundamentalist" ideals had always condemned the Chinese New Year.  I can remember many times when I was in churches that preached against the "evils of such a primitive heathen culture". 


      Such irony!  The beauty, decoration, vibrancy, and life that I experienced yesterday are far removed from a "primitive culture".  The joy, happiness, and celebration were at times overwhelming for me.


      I thank God for giving me the chance to experience the day yesterday.  I'm thankful for the all-clear.  I'm thankful for my friend Jerry who was able to be my gentle-man friend yesterday. I'm thankful for this group, and the amazing friendships that I have found here.


      So, from my heart to yours - I wish you Kung hei fat Choy!


      Pete Zayonce


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