Would you do something that improved your condition 10%? Then, if you did one thing with that improvement, would you do three more things? I have a chronic illness myself, MS, which really has no medical cure. I do, though, have the ability to change the way I interpret my condition and how I deal with it, which can create changes in the quality of my life.

Here is what I can do and the minimal effects they have;
• I can change my self image, which changes the perspective on how I interpret my health conditions…at lease a 10% improvement.
• I can change the way I trust my inner resources…at lease a 10% improvement..
• I can develop habits that help me avoid limiting thoughts and by doing so connect me directly to the Wisdom of the Body…at least a 10% improvement in the quality of my life.
• I can develop the above into habits and use my brain as a Bio-computer, which automatically utilizes these skills every time I perceive something…at least a 10% improvement.

Now, if you add up all of the percentages, as they are used together, you get 40% in the perception of improvement of quality in your life. Even though this isn’t a cure, perceiving your illness with a quality of life helps you to cope better.

If you apply this approach to any chronic illness, you will increase receptivity to treatments and improve the quality of your life. Medicine is a valuable gift when it works to cure or lessen the effects of your illness, but there is more to healing than jus taking a pill. Many people, by their past conditioning, develop the life skills that create an inner environment for healing. Unfortunately, many people have to recondition their mind to create that environment. Maybe the greatest beauty of illness is that it forces us to develop the life skills that create a healing inner environment.

Do not be a victim to your past conditioning. As the playwright, G.B. Shaw, said: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

© 2010 Marc Lerner and Life Skills

Author's Bio: 

Marc Lerner is the President of Life Skills Institute and has been working with people in a health struggle for over 29 years. He is the author of A HEALTHY WAY TO BE SICK, which teaches you how to consciously create yourself in the midst of a health challenge. You can view a mini-copy of this book at: http://ahealthywaytobesick.org He also conducts tele-seminars that lead you through the main techniques of this book, where you will do over 20 experiential techniques on your own to support the main techniques. Be conscious of how you create yourself.
Marc has had MS for 29 years, is legally blind and in a wheelchair. The idea of a healthy way to be sick reflects a positive spirit during difficult times. If a patient consciously approached the healing process, they would become valuable partners with their doctor. Marc has been working with people in a health crisis for decades and knows that this is a significant resource in a national health plan. Marc has developed simple techniques that transport your consciousness to powerful inner resources which can reduce medical expenses and personal anxiety..