One of the most common questions I get asked is what I believe to be the one thing that has helped me the most throughout my healing journey.
I am alive today for one reason and one reason only, and that’s thanks to having an incredibly strong “why”. I believe this to be the most important thing to look at facing any kind of challenge or goal. When your purpose is strong enough you will find that opportunities will come your way. Opportunities that are beneficial for what it is you want to achieve. Which brings me to what has been the second most important thing throughout these years and that is listening to my intuition. Once an opportunity comes along it’s not always easy to know which way to go. Our instincts are there to guide us and will most oftenly know exactly what to do. The problem is that many of us have lost the ability to listen to our gut feeling. We live in societies where we put our trust in others such as doctors, politicians, lawyers, dieticians etc… that tell us how to eat, live and heal. So we no longer need to use our survival instincts.
I have been incredibly blessed to have had extremely strong gut feelings that have made me take decisions that have many times been life saving. Decisions that many medical practitioners have disagreed with. I’ve been incredibly stubborn and strong willed throughout these years and that is with no doubt why I’m still here today.
Pella, my daughter, was 3 months old when I was diagnosed with Lungcancer. She is and will always be my “why”. There have been many times when I’ve felt like giving it all up and ending my life due to tough treatments etc… but she always keeps me going that extra mile and gives me that extra bit of energy when I thought I had none left.
“He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How.”- Nietzsche