One person may say, I demand to know the truth! Is it wise to let him know it? That is the question that may come to our minds. Well for me, there are things that should remain secret to the concerned and there are those that should be revealed depending on the situations. The truth hurts but we have to know the truth. In order for peace of mind to exist there are things that we should remember.
We have to accept the truth though it hurts. During the old days, if one has cancer, he or she was not supposed to know. We read it from novels, short stories and other articles. We saw about this situation on tv and heard over the radio. But time has changed. Today, a cancer patient is entitled to know the truth. The doctor tells it to the patient directly. It happened to my sister who is a cancer survivor. When she was told by the doctor about her illness, she questioned GOD why she has it. She has two (2) little girls at that time. One of them was just a baby. That happened over three (3) years ago. What she did was great. She learned to accept what was given to her. She made her own research about cancer. That was why she decided to follow the doctor’s advice and the procedures recommended by the doctor were all done. She underwent eight (8) chemotherapy sessions. After that, she always go to the doctor for check up every three (3) months and then every six (6) months. During her difficult times we supported her by being at her side whenever we have time, but most of the time, it was her husband who was always with her.
Put God in the center of our lives.
In troubles or peace, in sickness or in health, in richer or in poorer, we always remember God. He is always there for us. We praise and thank him for the blessings that He has given us. We thank Him for giving his only son Jesus Christ to redeem us from sins. We have to talk to him always. If we do this, we find peace in our hearts because we know that He will not leave us. Though I am already older, I learned to accept Jesus during one of those times of difficulties. I admit I have misgivings. I sometimes took Him for granted. I am among the so-called christians who only come to Him during difficult times. You know, even at this time, I sometimes forget Him.
Stay away from stress.
This is very difficult to do. We can not avoid stress easily specially when we have enormous problems. I learned to become passive. Stress makes my psoriasis flare up so I have to stay away from it. BUT It’s really very difficult. However, there are times that I can do it after so much meditation. If we talk to God it can be done. Talking to Him makes our minds calm down.