In Viktor Frankl’s powerful and moving book Man’s Search for Meaning he states that we all have a choice about how we will respond to the events in our lives. He says that between every event and our response is a space. In that space, we show the strength of our character. After I was diagnosed with MS, I resolved to get up every day, go to work, and do my job, however fatigued I was. I determined which things I could still do, rather than focusing on what I couldn’t do. I decided I would do everything in my power to slow my descent. Remember, at that time, my doctors all told me that functions, once gone, were lost forever-that once you hit secondary progressive MS, it is a long, slow, steady, inevitable decline.
When I started this journey, I was only hoping to slow the decline.
I couldn’t have done what I did-get back out of my wheelchair, not to mention develop the Wahls Protocol and begin teaching it to others-if I hadn’t made that initial decision not to give up but to keep pushing and living and being who I was, apart from my disease. This is what I want for you: to choose life rather than disability, and to choose your own well-being and health over sickness, even if it sounds difficult, even if you don’t want to get out of bed.
Terry Wahls M.D. in The Wahls Protocol
Self-help done right is one of our greatest gifts in modern society. But let’s not kid ourselves here: done wrong, it isn’t just ineffective, it has the potential to do serious harm.
What were your teachers like at school? Did you enjoy being taught by them? Did they inspire you? Did they bring out the best in you? Or do you think they were inadequate as teachers? Did your teachers shape your view and outlook on life after you left school? Is there still something about what they have taught you that still sticks with you? Did you ever meet your old teachers again later on in life? Are you a teacher and do you try and model yourself on a favourite teacher?
J (Joe) at TinyBuddha.com
Sometimes, when the mind is too caught up in something, you just can’t direct it at all, you can’t stop it, it’s simply impossible, it’s asking for too much. So what do you do? You let the emotion run it’s course and you show your mind what it’s doing to itself by observing the experience. Your mind wants what’s best for it and if you’re mindful through out the whole experience it will notice the effects of it’s bad habits and will learn to not continue doing them by itself. So just by noticing these things you’re making progress!
IllFigures in Reddit.com
Walk a mile with someone, you’ll never see them the same way again.
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