Sunday, April 22, 2012

Refuse to be 'Weak'

At sometime or the other, everyone falls ill, suffers from some sort of sickness. As illness enters your body, there is a definite and noticeable loss of power. For almost everyone, loss of physical strength during illness; is inevitable. Loss of mental strength however; is not. But largely, people lose their mental strength and then the illness dominates them. 


I hate that loss of power. I hate that 'weak' feeling; and so I rebel. I would deliberately do a set of push-ups when I have fever; and feel good. I would definitely not call anyone to push the bed aside or lift any heavy object; do it myself; and feel strong. 


Ulhas, a good friend of mine, was telling a similar story about his father, and how he used to approach illness. He had a remarkably positive way of looking at it. Many may call that, and what I described above, as crazy; but it works. It surely does make a difference in one's recovery. I thought that I should Quote what Ulhas's father used to say. 'Always; refuse to be a patient. And always; refuse to be old.' A great thought, really. 


The pills will do their job but it is You who provide them the platform. Like they say,'It's all in the mind.'

"Illness is unstoppable. But your mind, is unbeatable."
- A J Oka.

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  1. yeah... U made a point... it shudnt be ill... It shud be i'll... wat say..?

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    1. YEAH. Absolutely like that. GOOD ONE!

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  2. I envy you when you say that... I wish I could say that....lately I m seeing people with more will power but still the illness take their physical power to do things themselves...:(

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    1. That is sad Aparna. Asa hot tewha waait watt. But will power kamaaal karu shakte he satya ahe.

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    2. I think eventually you are right....karan will power aahe mhanun shevti hi manas aajaratun tarataat..
      This reminds me of a mother whom I have seen in hospital NICU with probably the weakest baby in the ward but she used to sit by the glass window and talk to give her will power to the baby.. Finally she took the baby home.... :)

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