The thing that stands out for me is the following quote
The thing that stands out for me is the following quote: “Man is not destroyed by suffering; he is destroyed by suffering without meaning” (Puchalski, 2001). Many struggle with the idea of suffering and illness and the reasons why – the meaning behind it/for it. If we can see no reason then the suffering is that much greater. From a medical perspective a physician may say you are suffering from a particular disease which carries particular manifestations and symptoms. It is the why and purpose that cannot be explained. This is where faith and religious beliefs/spirituality comes in. A physician may say you have the gene for breast cancer and that is why you have it but the real WHY lies elsewhere. What is true healing? Am I healed if I understand the why even if my body dies?
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