After any major physical “insult,” as they call it, it’s all too easy to see yourself as a collection of symptoms rather than as a total human being, including your spirit — and thus to become your illness. Fear is powerful and contagious.
At first I allowed myself to catch it, worried that if I didn’t do what the doctors ordered, I’d be sorry. But now I’m learning to take my healing into my own hands. Healing, after all, is not the same as curing; healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing “what is now”.
See the documentary Fierce Grace, that grace may be visited upon you too. One of my favorite movies of all time. If you’re a netflix subscriber it’s available for instant download.
Just found the whole thing on youtube here: