In his book, Everyday Dao, Deng Ming Dao asks “can we see illness as an opportunity?” and adds: “Is it the medicine and the treatment that cure us or do we cure ourselves.” The author also relates this old joke about the cure for a cold. If you take medicine, you’ll recover in a week, but if you simply rest, you’ll get better in seven days. “Whenever we’re sick, our bodies have to find the means to destroy the illness and recover health...Therefore, minor illness are not occasions of malaise, but the necessary time to create our own cure. It is not a moribund sing, but a wonderful sign of health.”
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