Ulcerative Colitis And Your Mind

joanofarc“All battles are lost or won in the mind – Joan of Arc 1412; France.” If you think you can’t do something, you are correct. You won’t be able to do. If you think you can, you just might. How you think determines your future as it determines your actions.

For example, say your child is slow in learning how to walk. What if you said “Well, he just can’t walk,” then he most likely won’t. But your attitude would most likely be “He will walk whatever it takes.” And your child will walk. Thinking determines our future through our actions.

If you believe that an illness can’t be cured, then that will be right FOR YOU. You most likely will not be able to cure your illness since you won’t do what is necessary. Another person with a different kind of thinking “I will heal myself whatever it takes,” on the other hand, would have a much higher likelihood of healing himself.

That is not a unique insight. Shakespeare refers to it in Henry V “All things are ready if our minds be so.” Sun Tzu (Famous Chinese War Strategist, around 2,500 BC) states it as “Every battle is won before it is ever fought.” Or to use a more contemporary quote, here is what Henry Ford said “If you think you can or if you think you can’t, you are right.”

If you believe in God, as I do, you can also find strength in trusting in God and that there is meaning to your illness. For me, and I have no proof, but I believe I partially got this illness because God knew that my resourcefulness would help me heal myself and share that knowledge to help other people with the same illness.

Now, if you don’t believe in God, that may sound crazy to you, but such is faith. I have seen too many things in my life, not to believe in God and in his goodness. Part of the reason why I am having this website, is because I think it is what I am supposed to do. Here is my post on God, Faith and healing ulcerative colitis.

It does not come easy to me, to share all this. I am a very private person. I am very tech-savvy, but I don’t do social media. I don’t see the benefit of broadcasting my private life, but to each his own.

I feel blessed that through the grace of god, my wife and my resourcefulness, I was able to heal my illness, and I feel compelled, even obligated, to share my story in the hope that it might help other people with ulcerative colitis.

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