Fearless Friday: A Tribute To The Life of Debbie Ford
It would be impossible to describe the impact of a woman who transformed the lives of so many, but through words perhaps we can honor the beautiful life and tragic loss of inspirational leader Debbie Ford.
A bestselling author and truly one of the most fearless women we’ve ever met, Debbie Ford passed away at the age of 57 after years of battling cancer. Well known for her bestselling self-help books, including The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, Spiritual Divorce and The Secret of the Shadow, Debbie dedicated her life to unlocking purpose and meaning in the lives of every person she met.
In a recent interview we had the rare opportunity of speaking with Debbie about her work and unique perspective on the blessings found within personal tragedy and pain. Rarely have we been so impacted by someone’s ability to embrace life despite a tragic past and overcome seemingly impossible odds in search of a better life. Not only did Debbie change her own life, she led thousands of others to embrace the past, let go, and discover their limitless potential with acceptance.
Debbie’s brief conversation with us left an impression that resonates in all that we do and we can only hope to continue the legacy that she so perfectly demonstrated. Debbie spoke eloquently of her mission, moving not only us, but also her audience throughout the world.
Regarding her purpose in life, Debbie said, “It is my mission day after day to find new ways to inspire others to go on this lifelong journey to clean up their past, to forgive themselves for their flaws and shortcomings, to make peace with their humanity, to open up to their divinity and allow themselves to be guided by a power greater than themselves. Congruence, integration, responsibility and integrity are the values that I stand for that each of us can reclaim as part of this process. Within ourselves, there are voices that provide us with all the answers that we need to heal our deepest wounds, to transcend our limitations, to overcome our obstacles or challenges, and to see where our soul is longing to go. Training people to go beyond their minds for direction in order to connect with these voices within is at the core of everything I teach.”
Debbie represents all that The Best of You Today stands for and we will forever remember her fearlessness towards life, love and the pursuit of the perfection that lives within us all. We hope you find Debbie’s message inspirational and encourage you to share it with those who can continue her message of love.