Quick Quote by Joseph Conrad
“The question is not how to get cured, but how to live”, a quote by Joseph Conrad. I love this quote. With many chronic conditions, there is no cure. As such, we find ourselves lost in the past and worried about the future, failing to really live our lives right now.
Acceptance With Chronic Illness
With chronic illness, when there’s no cure, we can get caught up on thinking about the past or wishing things to be different. Acceptance is difficult. More than difficult, it can be a constant uphill battle. But in learning to accept where we are and what we’re dealing with, we can focus on what we have now.
Living In The Now With or Without Chronic Illness
This also applies to our general life situation, even without chronic illness in the picture. There are many things that may be out of our control, and it’s not about trying to ‘cure’ them. It’s about healing, finding peace and contentment, cultivating a sense of gratitude, and finding other ways to live the life the want.
To do that we need to slow down, focus on what we can do and come to a point of acceptance so that we can direct our energies on living our life right now, no matter what may or may not lie ahead.
It’s a case of working with what we’ve got and adapting. It’s about changing our perspective so that we live in the present and live the best life we can, with the situation we find ourselves in.