Illness as sacred journey…

AsklepiosPrize“A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way, and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, of benefit to ourselves and those around us.” — Deena Metzger

It comes from this page “At home in the body” from the site of an organization Gratefulness.org founded by Brother David Steindl-Rast, a benedictine monk who worked with Thomas Merton.

For those of you who have never heard of Thomas Merton, he was one heck of a cool monk and worth getting familiar with.

I’m also finding all the websites I’ve linked to full of fascinating and uplifting articles and experiences.

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About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters