Yesterday, I was quite shaken to learn that a close friend of mine was diagnosed with a malignant cancer. Fortunately, and just by coincidence, it was diagnosed at an early stage and doctors performed surgery to remove the cancerous organ.
I visited him and spend some time with him and talked on various topics of health, family, business and life in general. It is quite an emotional time for him and everyone around him. At the same time it is also time to count the blessings. He is holding very well, and handled this tough situation remarkably well.
We spoke about how was feeling and what it means for him moving forward. The surgeons have removed an organ and now he will have to take medication regularly to replace the function of that part of the body. With that he can at least function normally and feel better. We also spoke about how lucky he was to get it diagnosed so early. What series of events led him to get this diagnosis…etc.
Just as we were getting ready to end this visit, he mentioned that his recovery has been amazingly fast and just in few days he is getting back to normal. Then suddenly he admitted he can’t wait to get back to work, as the toughest challenge for him has been that he can’t relax.
I instantly realised that this might be one of the contributing cause of his predicament. Rest and Relaxation are very important for recovery and rejuvenation of health and wellbeing. Lack of physical and mental relaxation can result in to various complex issues in life.
While there are some tests can diagnose disease like cancer and others. What about the underlying causes… what kind of biopsy is needed to uncover these undiagnosed ailments that produced imbalance.
I remembered one famous couplet by Kabir (15th Century Sufi Poet) that roughly translates as: If you have peace inside you, there will be no threats and enemies for you. If you can get rid of negative ego, you will be surrounded by kindness.
Lust, anger, arrogance, vanity, infatuation, greed, excessive excitement, unnecessary high attraction, aversion, fraud, hypocrisy and deceit are our internal enemies. If we can control and overcome these weaknesses, we can then lead blissful life – surrounded by Kindness, Patience and Peace.