Yesterday, I met up with a friend whom I hadn’t seen for almost three years. She seemed so different from when I last saw her – her energy is expansive and bright, and she has an aura of peace about her. The transformation from the last time I’d seen her was stark. Her depression, the heavy sadness and pain which hung about her three years ago is gone, replaced by a certain presence and relaxed self-assuredness.
She’s a model of someone who took responsibility to change for the better when confronted by what seemed like bad news. A year ago, she was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing invasive treatments, she opted to heal herself through addressing her emotional issues. She attributed her change to the cancer. “It’s a blessing,” she said, without a hint of self-pity.