Positively channeling my cancer’s energy

When my tsunami hit, my instinctual reaction was: I will learn to surf this beast. Extract helpful energy from it and build something with it.

Conduct in the face of physical discomfort and death has always had the power to inspire others’ thoughts and actions in the face of doubt. Two stories illuminate beautifully- one of physical pain from the world of non-violence and another of graceful acceptance of death in the theater of violence.

Conduct in the face of physical discomfort and death has always had the power to inspire others’ thoughts and actions in the face of doubt…the way we tell our story, approach our bodily fights, find positivity, and put the ideas into words, can have more energy than usual.

I or my circle of friends are no Hectors or Gandhis. Other cancer patients aren’t either. However, the way we tell our story, approach our bodily fights, find positivity, and put the ideas into words, can have more energy than usual. And sometimes, just by chance, we can succeed in bringing positive change that allows someone to ride their wave. I realized this when a friend of mine told me he would learn all about cryptocurrency and finally make a career switch. It’s a decision he knew to be correct for the past couple of years, yet the magnitude of change felt too large. Possibly, the transience of life he now perceives makes it easier — I don’t really know.

And, if there is a tsunami on your beach, perhaps you can try the same. If you do, by chance, manage to channel and supply this energy positively in your circle, your tsunami will look less scary. More controllable. And maybe, just maybe, even a friend.

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Meher Roy

Meher Roy

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Chemical engineer, biotechnologist, crypto OG & entrepreneur, blood cancer patient, early adopter cyborg. Sharing my journey of living with cancer.