Stronger Than Disease

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JLH, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Stronger Than Disease

    I've felt chastened, as ill people do, by how vulnerable the self is to its neurotransmitters and hormones.

    Thankfully, for me this humbleness is eased by the revelation that this same biochemical mechanism - guided by what, the unanswered question - is a potent force for health.

    As Oliver Sachs writes, "for the powers of survival, of the will to survive, and to survive as a unique inalienable individual, are, absolutely, the strongest in our being: stronger than any impulses, stronger than disease."




    From Encounters with the Invisible: Unseen Illness, Controversy, and CFS by CFS patient Dorothy Wall, Southern Methodist University Press, 2005

  2. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    jlh:

    A wonderful thought for the day!

    Thank you,

    nyrofan

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