“The question is not how to cure or be cured but how to live.” from The Other Side of You by Salley Vickers
Put in other words, what if the most basic medical question of all is not: “how to cure or be cured” of an illness, but rather what the illness is there to cure us of?
If this is the case, then the most important question anyone needs to ask themselves about their illness is not:
‘How can I change my body’s condition?’ but rather ‘How does my body’s condition want me to change?’
In other words: “How does my body want me to live – or to change my way of living?”
Similarly, instead of just asking ourselves or doctors:
‘What can I ‘do’ about my illness?” the more basic question is:
“What does my illness want me to do – or to stop doing?”
The principles of Life Medicine and the practices of Life Doctoring are there to help patients ask and find answers to these questions.