Wisdom & Inspiration

Healing

The wish for healing has always been half of health. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Disease, like cancer, changes human beings’ attitude toward their existence and during the healing process, people have an opportunity to change their life style magically. Shin-ichiro Terayama, Holistic Management Consultant and metastatic kidney cancer survivor

Destroy all the word curses that have been spoken against my health…I break every agreement that I have made with my sickness and disease. From the “Catholic Prayer to the Divine Physician”

What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? Psalm 30:9

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. Mark 5:34

Power & Peace

A great captain sails on, even with his canvas in tatters. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet. Michael Douglas, American actor

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The Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of satyagraha  has been translated as “passive resistance”: its real meaning is “truth and firmness.”

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi

Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time. Viktor E. Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor 

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12 (KJV)

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. Mahatma Gandhi

When we are no longer able to change a situation—just think of an incurable disease such as an inoperable cancer—we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor E. Frankl

Apostle Paul
The Apostle Paul wrote his epistles largely from prison, while suffering for decades with an unknown affliction (which he called a “thorn in his side”).

We glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope. Romans 5:3

Cancer is a growth hormone for empathy, and empathy makes us useful to each other in ways we were not, could not have been, before. Kelly Corrigan, American writer

Reality

Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore. Alan Bennett, British playwright, author of The Madness of George III

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