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Recently I have gone from being fairly healthy (or so I thought), to developing pancreatitis (unknown causes), to finding out that more is wrong with my body than I ever imagined, thanks to all the extra tests, which led to one, which led to another. I feel like I am always at the doctors lately. The doctors have so many tests they want to run, which I can’t afford, and really have had to take a look at all the different results and decided what I need to prioritize. Working full time at the same time. Nothing immediately life threatening, thank goodness, but life limiting possibly. Anyhow, I needed some inspiration in an attempt not to get depressed about what is in my future health-wise. These are a couple of great quotes, so please enjoy!
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.”
According to aboutbuddhism.org, The original Buddah was Buddha Shakyamuni. He gave eighty-four thousand teachings. His intention in founding Buddhism was to lead living beings to permanent liberation from suffering. He realized temporary liberation from suffering and difficulties is not enough. Motivated by love and compassion his aim was to help living beings find lasting peace or nirvana.