Archive for January 27th, 2008

Identifying with disease

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Masters, I have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. They tell me that within two years I will be confined to a wheelchair and may need constant care. What am I to do?

A diagnosis is an evaluation of the progression of various conditions within a human body. It is based upon the observations of other patients who have received the same diagnosis. It is by no means a sentence, nor is it an absolute statement that all pathways are identical.

Do you accept that you have this condition? Do you expect your progression to be identical to whatever is reported in the textbooks? Then you can do nothing but sit back and wait for it to happen. You have identified yourself as having a condition, claiming that you are the same as all the others with that condition.

Haven’t you heard of people who were given three months to live, yet here they are ten years later laughing at the stress they made themselves endure until they chose to take control of their own destiny? Be it diabetes, arteriosclerosis, heart conditions, or any other medical malady, unless you identify yourself with it, claim it, or call yourself its disciple, you are not fully under its domination.

Live each day as it comes. Have a positive attitude toward your life. See and project yourself outwardly with the love and beauty you possess within, and you will be living your own life as you planned it, not as a projection from a textbook.