Wellness is an inside-out process. It requires plunging to the darkest places within ourselves and remaining until even in the cold damp emptiness, we may light the spark of forgiveness. Even in a vacuum, this kind of spark grows into a roaring fire, in which we may cast the fibers of our old doubts and turn them into our vital energy. On the ashes, we may rise. Through learning to forgive ourselves, we find it easier to forgive others: Those whom challenge us, those whom have hurt us, and those whom fed us false building blocks to an unfulfilled lifestyle. We thank them. We may even thank our cancer, for the prompting to go so deep within ourselves when we may have otherwise slept through our entire lives. For the opportunity to lend support to others mirroring our experiences. The Universe never faces us with an obstacle which we cannot overcome. Therefore, the very fact that we are faced with an obstacle implies that we also hold the solution. For this, every challenge in our life is also an opportunity to grow, to pay attention, to love ourselves, and to pass on the wisdom which we gain in the process. As challenging as it may be, as deep and dark a place it may lead, I assure you, Spring will always come.