Acceptance or Where Eagles Fly
"You can't will it away; you can't pray it away," said a doctor to the CFS patient 10 years ago. When did the patient's will ever fail? Never. All it took was enough smarts and guts and everything was possible. After all, Ben Franklin said, "Energy and persistence alter all things."
The word "acceptance
" was heresy, spouted by psychologists, weak-willed patients, and specialists who couldn't offer effective treatment. The patient read everything he could get his hands on, wrote letters to government officials at a maddeningly rate, tried various treatments, and pushed beyond his capacity over and over again. It was war, a costly war, and the patient would win.
With advancing years and a worsening progression of disease, the weakened patient quit fighting, concentrated on taking care of himself and gradually realized that acceptance was less disagreeable. Actually, peacefulness, being in the moment, deep breaths of 3 several times a day, and daily rest (in a darkened and quiet room) produced more energy than the battle. Acceptance was a hard thing to achieve, but a really good thing to practice.
Go ahead. Relax and fly . . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKGs1KM93ks&feature=fvw