There was an older couple who were together for almost 40 years. They were like fire and water. The man was calm and an introvert. His wife was an extrovert, who talked a lot. She was very dominating, wanting to influence and rule every aspect of their life together. She was the one who always decided what needed to be done, what to buy, where to go, what was good or bad. She got angry easily and was only satisfied with her own solutions. The man was quiet, never argued and did what his wife wanted. He was in some ways like a small child, because he didn’t do anything unless his wife told him to. His wife cooked, cleaned the house, did the shopping, and even took care of the car service. And of course, she complained all the time that her husband did nothing.
One day, the wife wasn’t feeling well and she went to the doctor. The diagnosis she received was bad - she had cancer in her throat. She couldn’t speak properly and started having bad headaches. But she had a strong personality, and instead of giving up in despair, she started contemplating about her life. She wanted to know, why this had happened to her. She started to meditate and read many books about the spiritual reasons behind diseases and she started to eat healthy. Soon she realised many things she had not seen before. She saw how dominating she was, how she only considered her own opinions to be right, always criticising her husband about everything. And she decided to change herself.
She started to speak less, to calm down, to appreciate all the good aspects of her husband instead of criticising him. And guess what happened? Her husband changed too! He started to speak more, to be more active; he did things without being told and even learned to cook meals. As a result of this, their relationship improved! They were not sure how the disease would progress, so they stopped doing unnecessary things, and many issues lost their importance. The cancer brought pain and suffering for them, but it also brought a hidden and unexpected treasure - change. And this change produced more love and harmony.
Don’t wait until Life makes the change for you! Accept change as a lifestyle, improving yourself continuously, learning from mistakes and walking towards more harmony and joy in your life and you will gain benefits far more than you can see now. You will receive many hidden treasures in the form of love, happiness and balance.