Joan Borysenko came into my world when I was in graduate school and she began working with Dr Herbert Benson as he was opening the first Mind Body Clinic at Havard. She wrote a book called GUILT IS THE TEACHER, LOVE IS THE LESSON, published in 1990. She also wrote MINDING THE BODY, MENDING THE MIND. They are great reads, very credible, nothing flaky. These titles continue to be central themes in my daily life — personally and in my work. The reason for this is the basic and simple truth that they ring real, genuine, sincere.
The fact is that disease really is a state of dis-ease and recovery means doing some incredible things with the mind in order to achieve well-being. Most people that I encounter in a terrible state of infirm, by illness or accident, come to a point where they want to look inward with guidance, they want to believe in something, they want to reach a point of ultimate peace with this life and whatever is next. When they reach out, they find reception that is positive and warm and strong. There are so many people right within our midst each day who can be of genuine and strong support to us, if we allow it. Reach for them….
I wonder why it is that we wait for so long before we awaken to the reality of the beauty and brevity of this life. There is a fortitude within each one of us, an inner strength that I am dedicated to understanding more fully each day I am alive. My dedication extends to having sensible ways for others to experience this as well — you’ve got the ability, you’ve got the mind, make it 100% your most productive creation for a life experience of wellness.