I have been associated with Shantiji at Shanti Yoga for over 20 years, and during that time, one of the most important lessons I have learnt from Shantiji is the power of the mind. 18 months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, a lumpectomy was performed and the lymph nodes that were removed were found to be clear of cancer. 18 months on, the cancer has not returned. By refusing to have the usual therapies and using the power of my mind to tell myself that the cancer was gone, I am now free of cancer and know it will not return. It was scary, but I knew I was following the right path. Thank you Shantiji for teaching me to have courage in my conviction and to follow it through.