an embarrassment it was to wake up one morning and find myself deathly ill from
some unknown malady. It was embarrassing because I have been in the public eye
for forty years on the radio. I've written many books, one of them called How
Your Mind Can Keep You Well, on the subject of emotional health. So you see my
dilemma, my audience must have rolled up their eyes in disbelief at a man who
teaches others to stay well only to get sick himself.
became sicker and sicker, developing just about every recognizable sickness. I
haven't had a pain-free moment in twenty years but there are no regrets.
Naturally I'd rather it didn't happen but since it did, I practiced what I have
preached and used the stress of suffering, as well as the humiliation of the
mockers and scoffers, to make me a better man and strengthen my character. The
bonus was, that what I understood in theory, deepened through experience.
Knowledge must serve to bring you to its fulfillment which is enlightenment.
Knowledge then acts as a vehicle complementing that understanding. However the
true power of healing lays not so much in knowledge but in what it brings you
to understanding. That alone contains the life force for change.
always preached that well-meaning doctors as a whole do not properly understand
their own medical science. While skillful surgeons have twice saved my life
(for which I am very grateful), had the 20 or so doctors who treated me,
understood not only the simple cause but also all symptoms that evolved from
it, 1 wouldn't have needed those marvelous surgical skills. As the good book
says, "Everything bad happens for good to those who love for Lord”, I
happen to be one of those who believe that with all my heart.
I'm writing this in the hope of guiding you through your personal hell or as
the case may be, to give you the missing part of medicine so you do not have to
end up as I did. The secret has to do with having the best of both worlds, the
spiritual and the practical. Therefore let me give you a word of caution: do
not put all your faith in medicine.
I would venture to guess that probably half of the
knowledge medical students learn at school is right, while the other half is
wrong; and most don't know which is which.
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