“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it” – Helen Keller
What is the secret of life? “Have an intention.” – Anna Halprin, life long dancer, still teaching and dancing age 91. (Anna Halprin on the secret of life. ) Anna was diagnosed with recurrence of a ‘terminal’ maglinant tumour in 1975. She confronted it, danced, and the incurable metastases simply melted clean away. It seems dance and her ‘intention’ did what the doctors could not.
“I have come to believe that ‘fighting this thing’ may not be the thing needed to obtain the desired results. Although there is no one state of mind that correlates exactly with activating the healing system, a consistent theme in interviews [with exceptional patients who recover against the odds] is acceptance of illness rather than struggle. Acceptance of illness is often part of a larger acceptance of self that represents a significant mental shift, a shift that can initiate transformation of personality and with it the healing of disease.” – Andrew Wiel, MD. Spontaneous Healing IBSN 0 316 876119
“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, ‘aw shit, he’s up!”
– Steve Maraboli, “Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience”
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
“Within each of us is a spark, call it a divine spark if you will, but it is there and can light the way to health.” – Bernie Siegel M.D.
‘It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.’ – Norman Cousins
[…………..therefore exceeding a few statistics is no big deal – me.]
“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” – Heb. 11:1
“Cast your lot with God and be proved wrong and you may forego certain pleasures and selfish rewards in this life and fade into nothingness at the end. Choose against God and be proved wrong and you will face an eternity of regret. Is it not better to believe in something that is not that to disbelieve in something that is? But the best course is to believe in something that is – the ultimate wager of faith.” – Pascal
[……….…especially if that belief gives you hope, love, light and healing right now – me]
“The bible is no mere book, it is a living creature with the power to conquer all those who oppose it.” – Napoleon Bonepart”
[……..…So, when you need to conquer something – fear, pain, anxiety, cancer – read it! – me]
“The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” – Plato.
“A patient can spot a doctor with no hope in his or heart a mile off. We, as patients, then have only two choices: to abandon hope or abandon trust in the doctor. Neither are good for prognosis.” – Me
Do not believe anyone who tells you there is no hope, it is enemy propaganda. – Me
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things – Philippians: 4:8-9
and finally, remember:
Cancer is a wake-up call; when you hear it, you don’t need to die,
you merely need to heed the call