Motivation Monday: Dancer with Cancer
Follow @_azima_ to be truly inspired and enjoy the full dance on Bollyshake. Here’s her story!
Being diagnosed with the C word is just horrible. There is no way to fluff up this 6 letter word. It kills you slowly, both physically and emotionally. It creeps into your thoughts when you’re trying to not pay attention. It may take a toll on your mental and physical health but it gives you much more in return. When I was diagnosed, my life was extremely busy with work, my side business and my best friend’s wedding. I was extremely fatigued. My joint and muscle pain was worse it had ever been. My fatigue hindered me from daily activities. I was hospitalized, tired and exhausted. But what kept me going was cancer itself and what it was teaching me.
Cancer gives you the strength to deal with anything life throws at you. It gives you a stronger purpose of being. It ignites this rage/"Shola" in you to do and be well. It reminds you how “things” do not matter, moments to. It reminds you that you are unstoppable. It teaches you the importance of being there for family and friends when they are in need. It rips out the selfish you and plants a more compassionate and humble you. It teaches you to see past the illness into the far distance when everything will be ok. Cancer is difficult & crappy. But what you can do is try to enjoy the moments you have right now. What you can do is fight like you have never fought before. What you can do is be there for the people you love and be a part of their happiness even if you're running low on your own.
That is what I did. I made a decision to continue being a part of my best friend’s wedding with my whole heart, body, soul and mind. And I came through. Despite my physical and psychological pain, I still danced. I focused on how happy I was for my best friends and not on myself. It gave me a medium to express myself and let loose all the energy I was accumulating. Dancing helped me express sadness, happiness, rage, anger, fear all at the same time.
Thank you for all of your lovely messages sharing with me not only how you celebrate Navratri but also what the festival is all about☺️! Today's Navratri colour is white and this white saree that I draped like a skirt is really special to me. I'll share why in a different post as I'm rushing into a meeting, have a beautiful Monday!! 💗