When you face a serious health problem, you may experience a cocktail of feelings like disbelief, despair, regrets, fear, belief and hope. You start reevaluating your life. You may also feel genuine thankfulness about being alive, which may push you into taking a new direction of life as soon as you get well.
If health has previously been taken for granted, now you feel a deep appreciation for having a healthy body. Small and insignificant moments, such as watching a movie with the family or going for a walk on a sunny day, start to be special and genuine sources of joy.
The tormenting issues you dealt with in relationships lose their importance. They become tiny details of life in front death.
When you fight to bring your body back to balance, it’s a good time to write down your feelings in your diary or computer or wherever you feel safe to entrust your most intimate thoughts.
In addition to putting down on paper your emotions in such an upsetting moment of life, you may also want to embrace a new perspective on life by writing about:
What is the new person that you want to transform into?
What are you going to do in order to bring the balance between your mind, body and soul?
How do you want to maintain the connection between you and God (or the Universe or the Super Intelligence – call it however you wish)?
What kind of life would you like to have as a healthy new you?
How would you express your gratefulness for what you have in your life?
Who are the people and what are the activities that will take your time?
What is the first thing that you will do as the healthy new you?
Answering these questions (among others) is a part of the healing process. But there is something more. You’ll have to promise to yourself to commit wholeheartedly to make it happen.
When life gets back on the good track, you may forget about the resolutions you thought about when going through hard times. You may fall back into the trap of the old emotional patterns and behaviours. Reading your own thoughts scribbled down in times of pure gratefulness of life may remind you of the importance of continuing with the change of lifestyle.
When you get lost in the tiny details of life all over again, reading your thoughts originated in hard times may help you think simple – only health and love matter.
Reminding yourself how you envisioned your life in a moment of genuine appreciation of life is maybe one of the best ways to become aware of the personal blockages that keep you away from being the best that you can be in body, mind and soul!