Dear Dr Shaikh,
Your words illustrate the immense dedication and commitment to growing oneself. Your devotion speaks volumes to me. When you say that we are our own surgeons, and we can onlly cast the knife upon ourselves, it reminds me of the intensity and self sacrificing we must do in order to continually grow as huma beings. Nothing good comes easily. Sometimes the deeper the cut, the stronger the reward. It always seems that even after the darkest times, we can emerge stronger, better and wiser. The goal seems to be learning from the pain. The school of knowledge has taught me that every day presents and opportunity to be better. Even when it hurts.