Phoenix Rising Founder
An interesting perspective. What good is ME/CFS? What good work can do when you're so inhibited? What good work can you do if you're severely ill and can't do virtually any work at all? According to this perspective - from a Buddhist practitioner and peace activist - you do the same work you were doing before: you work for peace on even deeper level. You work to calm the wars within. Same job -different level.
Laying down arms can happen in a thousand different ways, many of them quite poetic. We may do as a friend of mine did, a lifetime activist who developed severe chronic fatigue syndrome. By listening to the physical distress of her body, wracked by toxic chemicals, she came to understand the necessity of not doing further violence to her body. She stopped her work for peace and went on medical leave. But in reality, she was doing the work on an even more essential level.