When I first started reading The Secret book, I wasn’t really convinced with everything that was in it, until I reached The Secret to Health.
I had been diagnosed with cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, when I was 15. It was a huge shock for me and for everyone who cared about me. Anyways, the doctors assured me that I would heal perfectly after going through chemotherapy and radiation, which equalled almost a year of frequent visits to the hospital, which would seem like the end of the world for a girl like me.
The thing is that everyone was surprised of how strong I was opposed to what I was going through. I, myself, thought I was in denial. During that year, I did my best to live my life normally; I kept going to school and still got good grades, I hung out with my friends just like I used to before my illness and it felt great! I hardly ever talked about my disease and tried my best not to let it corrupt my life, especially since I was physically okay and rarely suffered of any body aches whatsoever. I just went on acting like I wasn’t even sick! The only thing that really bothered me was the loss of my hair and using a wig.
And a few months later, I was healed, just like I’d been expecting. But it wasn’t until after reading The Secret this morning, that I realised the real reason of my recovery. It was by allowing myself to have a normal life, believing that cancer was a long disturbing flu and the treatments were some special medications. Somehow I always knew that I was going to heal for good and never get to go through that again! I now know that that was the secret behind my recovery, that and the fact that I was even grateful for becoming ill, because it truly was a turning point for me, that helped me love myself for being so strong, and thereby loving life!
Of course, keeping a big smile and looking great even with a wig helped a lot as well. Now I know that happiness comes from within and not from outside!
I know this story wouldn’t seem exactly life changing next to all the amazing experiences shared on this website and in the book, but once I figured this all out, I had this sudden feeling of sharing it! And I hope it can help others too, even slightly!