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How can your symptoms give your life meaning? Do you know what your life purpose is? What are your values? Read More


This is a great article and we should not take our illness as a punishment. To cure this we need to follow the process of meditation and art of living. It helps a lot.

Interesting, I've never heard

Interesting, I've never heard of a 'spiritual director.' That's similar to the type of work I do actually.

I think the reason why those who are spiritual cope better with illness, setbacks, etc. because they know that there's more than just physical existence. Whether they know this intuitively or through direct experience, the stakes aren't as high when people believe that "we only live once" and that this is it.

Spiritual Director

Spiritual direction as a profession is not that well known, which is one reason I wrote about it. The other is, as you noted, people who have a spiritual orientation find life's difficulties easier to deal with.

good post

I Like this post because this very will written so very thanks for writing this and got a well thinking from this

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Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., D.F.A.P.A., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University Hospital and Founder of the National Center for Whole Psychiatry.


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