The diary of a Cancer Survivor

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Each day silently, I used to whisper the prayer in my head. I strongly believed, the world around me, busy mourning over the news of my least chances of survival, is an illusion. In contrast, I was the one more alive than the rest, who were so scared of seeing me go.

The near death experiences, makes us realize how precious is the “Gift of life”. For them, it was me who was dying, but for me, I was living each day more than the previous ones. Days went through several Chemo Therapies and drugs. But my heart knew, healing is taking place in the invisible, and it will take some time to show on my reports. I saw the invisible, that was the kind of miracle I lived through each day. What a blessing! I thought to myself.

Darker phase arrived and I started losing my charm, my long braided hair was gone. I looked different, and pale to be honest. But I knew, comparatively, magicians looks different from the rest of the crowd around them. I was more focused on the end result, to see myself dwell upon health and see it happen before my eyes.

The action which casts its spell. I sneaked into private moments, where I utilized a minute or two, to do few stretches and turns. I danced, moved, and swayed until I realized, cancer taught me to dance to the rhythm of life. Earlier dance was just a hobby, now it became an expression of life. My days were split into two important moments, time for medicine and time for dance.

Miracle moments, around 10 AM in the morning, sitting in the doctor’s cabin. He was the one who disclosed the big secret about me; he said, “Reports are showing improvement, truly a miracle”. Although my heart knew this from the very beginning, yet it felt as if its happening for the first time. The only difference, alike me, rest were now also focusing on the healing and was not scared anymore.

Cancer, is not what I was suffering from, its what we are all plagued by The negative. We all have to fight our own battle for survival. The fight was not against the word “Cancer” it was rather against the “NEGATIVE” in and around me. Fight your battle for survival and dance to the rhythm of life. Believe me! I survived, because of my belief in health. I relied on the fact that irrespective of the moments, when I was ailing or when I was healed, God was sitting beside.

The link has the video based on Cancer Survival, in Collaboration with Livestrong Foundation which is associated with Cancer Treatment(spreading awareness) – http://youtu.be/AHJ0pQgCsYs 

Be Realistic and expect miracles” -Reshmi Kalam.

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To travel is better than to arrive.

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What is it that our heart lingers upon the most? One choicest desire, which is so close to our heart and our being, than anything else in our lives. In midst of the chase to make our desire a reality. We set upon a journey, full of stumbles, falls or failures, friendships. This whole journey basically becomes an amalgamation of small stories, which are the final product of these experiences.

The stories of failures, the stories of struggles, the stories of friendships. We live and relive these stories all throughout the journey, which eventually becomes a learning process, in the end of it. At times people fail to realize that, the experiences are the part of that same journey, which will lead us to our destination or desire. Hence fearing the failure, they easily give up on their dreams.

But what if instead of trying to experience our desire, we live each day to experience the journey. What if we start enjoying the journey more than the destination. What if we shift our focus from the Ultimate destination to the Ultimate Journey. What if we aim to look at the failure eye to eye, and decide to go through the pain, irrespective of the outcome. What if we prepare ourselves prior to the stumbles, and embrace each one of these as Our Learning.

Destination is illusion. It is what your mind creates of it. May be the most choicest desire to one’s heart is vain to someone else. But the experience during the course of it, is what everyone will be able to relate to. Failure is familiar to everyone, its inevitable and part of everyone’s experiences. All of us who are trying so hard to make the ends meet, should instead live here in the moment and rejoice in the journey.

The only question which can bring the shift in your mind is; What makes your journey more fulfilling than just to arrive??

 

Experience gratitude.  
– Reshmi Kalam

A believer

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Look beyond finite

There is a dreamer within all of us. A dreamer is someone who has a profound way of describing, their dreams and desires. They are someone who can spend hours, pondering over how they actually want to see their lives.

But the question that bothers me, is that; do they succeed in achieving all that they desire. So what separates a dreamer from being an achiever?  The answer is belief.

A strong desire accompanied with a subtle faith, brings in the characteristics of a believer.

As quoted by William Arthur “If you can believe it, you can achieve it.”  If one can believe in the unseen, that is enough to ignite the universe to bring forth the magic.

However, the faith always have to battle the challenges that we face in trying to achieve our dreams; that defines our Will Power.  If we are determined enough to follow our vision, then the journey itself becomes a reason for happiness.

When the process of achieving the goal, becomes the goal itself, the success will ultimately follow the dreamer; a believer.

 

Happiness is endless, gratitude is enough                                        – Reshmi Kalam