Spirituality is really important to me. It has been all my life, long before I got ill. I have a religious background but always been an independent thinker and very soon no one path gave me the answers I needed. I could go into what I believe and why, but those things are deeply personal to each of us. On a more practical level, I've realised that acceptance, surrender and letting go are the tools that work for me at this stage in my life. I accept where I am right here, right now. I accept who I am and what I'm dealing with. I might not like it, but I accept it. I surrender to the universe because although I do the best I can each day, the universe and/or whatever is behind it, if anything, may well have something else in mind for me. I have to trust that I am only a minute pebble on the infinite beach of life. Life is constantly changing; everything is transient, so I let go rather than grasp hold of things. I know that what I feel today may not be the case tomorrow; I know that who I am and what I love today may not be the same; and who I know and love today may be gone from my life tomorrow. None of these things are easy for me, but are a work in progress.