When we hear these words, most of our thoughts automatically go to breast cancer. We think of the women we know who are directly affected – our friends, family members, colleagues, people in our spiritual circles, celebrities and others. We think of the women and their families living with the disease as well as those who have passed.
Often, when we “think pink”, we tend to think of the disease rather than healing and wellness. We tend to think of the suffering rather than the beauty, strength, heightened consciousness and awareness that it brings into so many lives. We tend to think of the struggle and strife rather than the new-found gratitude for every precious day with our loved ones.
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are surrounded by reminders in the form of pink ribbons, walks for a cure, and bright pink t-shirts. As you think pink, I invite you to think with gratitude on the strides we have made, the relationships that have become closer, the women who have survived and thrived, and all those who contribute to the wellness of all women. As you think pink, I invite you to take excellent care of your physical body and your emotional health, honor and nurture your relationships with your loved ones, and above all, I invite you to love yourself.
It is in loving yourself that you become a healthier and happier individual, and you will recognize that thinking pink means LOVE.
Now, that’s Powerful!