‘Dulu saya kira penyakit kanker itu sangat jauh dari hidup saya, sampai secara mendadak ibu saya terkena. Dan saya disadarkan bahwa kanker tidak pernah memilih, tapi kita sendiri bisa memilih untuk tanggap dan mengobati dengan mengubah pola pikir dan gaya hidup. Dan dari situ juga saya percaya akan sebuah keajaiban. Ibu saya sembuh. Melissa, terima kasih karena dengan imaji dan dedikasimu pada karya seolah mengingatkan saya agar terus mawas dan tak henti berbagi pengalaman, yang menjadi titik balik kehidupan saya’ – Happy Salma
Along the journey to love ourselves, first we have to be aware of the facts and understand our options to help us respond better. It is necessary for us to grasp the big picture so we can work on our next action.
As a child, I was very close to my grand mother, Sunarti Hersubeno. She once told me of her miraculous victory over cancer. At her mid-thirties, my grand mother was diagnosed with cancer in a late stage. After two operations and several radiation treatments, the doctors had informed her family that she had only less than a year to live. Shortly after this diagnostic, she discovered a book, titled ‘Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures’ written by Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy in 1875.
Mrs. Eddy explained about our true identity as a spiritual being and its power in boundless possibilities. One of my favorite passage from this book is: ‘Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals.’ The understanding of this Divine Love had freed my grandmother from cancer. My grandmother wrote in an article regarding her healing, ’I suddenly realized that we must face courageously all the mountains of problems standing before us, with no doubt whatsoever that we are able to climb up to the top of the mountain and thus master the problems.’
As a spiritual healer and happy seamstress, my grand mother lived a healthy and fulfilling life until the age of 68. She had helped me in overcoming my worst fears, mental traumas, and childhood illnesses. I called her ‘mbahtik’ (short for: ‘mbah cantik‘ = ‘pretty grandma’) because she was a beautiful soul. I love her and I miss her dearly.
Triple kisses, M. S.
LIFE IN PINK (See, Understand & Love)
A Breast Cancer Awareness campaign
brought to you by Monolog Coffee & Tulisan
at Monolog Coffee in Plaza Senayan, Jalan Asia Afrika
1 – 31 October 2015
Seeing the facts will give us knowledge.
Understanding our options will empower us.
Loving every molecule of our being will give us peace.
Now is the time for us to fight breast cancer.
During the month of October all proceeds from the exhibit will benefit underprivileged patients receiving palliative care from dr. Maria Witjaksono.
Warmest Regards, Tulisan Chronicles Team
(Photography by Michal Gorzynski)