Cancer is terrible.
Many of my relatives died from it. Even my dog had a cancer but she was fortunate that I could save her from the grave pains. I've listened to an interview here, in Italy, when one man prayed the government to finish his suffer because the hard drugs he needed were forbidden. "Allow me to remain a human being not a worm, I can't stand this pain and I don't want to scrape for the medicine", he asked.
That is why I publish this article that was sent me this morning.
Do you know how hard it is these days to find a religious symbol that
hundreds of thousands of people have not been killed in the name of?
Some people have found themselves influenced heavily by such iconic
religious figures as Jesus of Nazareth, or the historical Buddha.
Others find comfort in the words of Gandhi or Lao Tzu. For me there
has been only one personality over the years that has remained
transfixed in sheer perfection; one voice that comes piercing through
the illusion of daily life and its challenges; the one that has always
been there for me: Bugs Bunny, my religious symbol of choice! He has
taught me everything I needed to know about life.
1. If you don't know what reality is, don't take it seriously. There
is no reality more permeable than Bugs Bunny's, and he never takes his
belief about reality seriously. This is his undeniable strength and
power. Bugs is always senior to the drama that rages on around him,
because reality exists to serve Bugs, Bugs does not exist to serve
reality. Brings a whole new meaning to wascally wabbit, don't it!
2. Deal with your enemies by giving them, a full-on kiss on the lips.
Bugs lives a life free of worries and fear. He transcended every
conflict from Elmer Fudd to Daffy Duck by giving his antagonist a full
kiss on the lips! Bugs brings a whole new meaning to "Love conquers
thy enemies!" (It also keeps them confused.)
3. Be adventurous! Be outrageous! Be Bugs!
Spiritual growth always happens outside the box. All great spiritual
teachers like Bugs Bunny have lived outside the restrictions of
cultural limitations and prudish sensibilities. Dare to be your
original self! Dare to be real and alive. Dare to be fearless! Dare to
be outrageously Bugs!
4. Know when it is "Wabbit Season" and when it is not.
Bugs knows when to his pick his battles. Bugs knows when to declare,
"This means war!" and when to run (or hop). Knowing when it is the
season to reap or sow, knowing when it is time to emerge from the
rabbit hole and when to stay underground meditating, this is the
hidden, higher teaching of Hare Krishna!
5. Always leave 'em laughing.
Bugs always leaves ya laughing, because Bugs knows that the only thing
anyone really has any control over is their attitude. We do not always
get to choose when we find ourselves staring down the loaded end of
Elmer's hunting rifle, but we always get to choose our reaction to
that reality. If there were a more enlightened response then leaving
'em laughing, Bugs would have modeled it!
6. There are no small cartoon characters, only small people.
The impact that people have in our lives is most astonishing.
Sometimes it is the people that have the smallest walk-on roles in our
lives that affect us most profoundly. There are times when that
unknown person, who passes us on the street with a smile and well
wishing, lifts our day to its highest experience. No contact is small;
some have a shorter exposure time than others; but all have unlimited
7. You can't kill a cartoon.
Resilience is the name of the game, and it is always in fashion. We
all come to the earth to practice growing beyond what has hurts us. No
one can do that without the power and commitment of resiliency.
Resilience is what makes babies such powerful self-healers. Resilience
is what makes our life worth living. Resiliency is the great spiritual
fashion accessory that never goes out of style.
8. Monsters are such interesting people!
Bugs is always unconditionally accepting. Bugs has embraced some of
the most insidious animated monstrosities ever created, and he
lovingly responds to them with the wisdom that: "monsters are such
interesting people!" Bugs experiences all life forms as working for
his benefit, aiding and assisting him in his personal growth. No
creature, no matter how fiendishly packaged, is anything less than
fascinating and here to empower him!
Life Management Expert, Vaishãli is an author and syndicated talk
Radio host of “You Are What You Love”© demystifies mysticism by
offering answers to many thought provoking questions about the fine
art of self-resurrection. Vaishãli has survived a life fraught with
every possible personal challenge available to a human experience: the
violent death of a loved one, lying, cheating significant others, a
messy painful divorce, financial devastation due to life threatening
illness and injuries. These experiences have shaped her books with
honest heartfelt and deeply insightful knowledge on how to understand
the purpose behind human life. Vaishãli has appeared on The Dr. Oz
Radio Show and was recently quoted on Oprah.com . She is a columnist
for The Huffington Post and a frequent guest on network television.
She is a faculty member of The Omega Institute