Tag: cancer

bias and belief

I had this astounding moment of clarity today where I could see that human beings, with very few exceptions, are primarily self absorbed and self-interested. Myself, most definitely included. This is not a condemnation – it is simply a fact. It is the way…

Finding clarity

I have been spending a lot of time recently in contemplation of Life. My life in particular. Viktor Frankl wrote a book called “Mans Search for Meaning”. Viktor was a prominent Viennese psychiatrist before WW2 who spent time in Aushchwitz where he was able…

Healed by Cancer

(First, I just want to say, I love this photo. A magpie, knock-kneed, disheveled, feathers awry, completely oblivious to its appearance, just going about its business. There is a lesson in that for me.) “Healed By Cancer” is the title of a book by…

Get Real, Get Moving

Things are about to get Real. I’ts 3.50am and the power is out. There is an electrical storm raging in the distance, lightening flashing intermittently through my window. It is really windy and I can’t sleep. It is partly due to the wind –…

The Source of Happiness

Are you happy? What makes you happy? How does happiness feel? I am studying Meditation Teaching and Holistic Counselling, and this week, part of the assignment was to do a survey on happiness, and it has really got me contemplating. Everyone I surveyed when…

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down, where the wood drake rests in his beauty on…

You are Unique

I was asked the question today, “what about supplements and diet”. Many, many people have had wonderful results healing from cancer using diet and supplements. It is an intelligent decision to support the body physically to heal by giving it the best nutrition you…

How to Re-frame Cancer 1

None of us can choose what experiences Life brings across our path, but we can choose How we experience them. Suffering is optional. When I speak about suffering, I am meaning emotional or mental pain. Not physical pain. That is another story however managing…

The Attachment to Life

Of all the main spiritual traditions, Buddhism probably focuses the most on attachment. Attachment is the central theme of the Four Noble Truths which lie at the heart of Buddhism. Life is imbued with difficulties and suffering The cause of suffering is attachment Freedom…

The Importance of Hope

Hope fell out of favour in medicine. Physicians used to believe that the mind, body and spirit were equally important in healing from an illness, but over time a shift occurred in the teaching of medicine and the body became the domain of medicine,…