When I was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I was distraught at first and then did all I could to learn more about the ailment, what could happen and what I would need to do.I visited all kinds of doctors, learnt about many therapies and kept reading and re-reading on all the research that was going on. The fact was the more I read, the more confused I became. If one research would say probably nothing may take place, the other would say one may die earlier, become totally paralysed and not even able to think.
In Tamil there is a saying, “Even nectar when taken in excess becomes poison”. This excess reading and thinking that I initially thought was empowering me was doing just the reverse. Slowly and surely, I stopped doing all the kind of things I was doing. I started understanding that knowledge does not necessary mean wisdom. I started doing all that I could do and focussed all my energy on this instead of despairing on things that were either a wee bit difficult or that had not even posed a challenge for me at that point.
I started focussing on gratitude, building and making relationships robust and doing all that I loved doing. My life came back on track, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
When I had accepted living with the ailment, the universe blessed with finding a solution to my ailment too through acupuncture. Serendipitously, the doctor happened to be extremely close to where I lived so it was also very convenient.
Now, having healed myself, I have written a book and have tried to inspire others. A few more lessons that I have learnt in this process is that people heal only when the wish to heal and that there is a time to heal for everyone.
Whether one heals completely or not, I hope and pray that everyone divorces any ailment they may have and not remain wedded to it in this data driven, wisdom less world.
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