“As there are no problems in the NOW, there is no illness either. The belief in a label that someone attaches to your condition keeps the condition in place, empowers it, and makes it a seemingly solid reality out of a temporary imbalance. It gives it not only reality and solidity but also a continuity in time that it did not have before.
By focusing on this instant and refraining from labeling it mentally, illness is reduced to one of several of these factors: physical pain, weakness, discomfort, or disability. THAT is what you surrender to – now. You do not surrender to the idea of “illness.” Allow the suffering to force you into the present moment, into a state of intense conscious presence. Use it for enlightenment.”
Eckhart Tolle, in “The Power of Now”
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