- Paperback: 298 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 15, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1466417544
- ISBN-13: 978-1466417540
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,551,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Illness is the Cure: An Introduction to Life Medicine and Life Doctoring - a new existential approach to illness Paperback – August 15, 2012
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We so rarely want to contemplate our own non-existence. There is a need for refuge in religiosity and materialism. I believe that much of the crassness of our society, our lack of care for each other and our environment, overpopulation, the medicalization of so many things that were considered normal in times past and the explosion of psychiatric diagnoses... that most of these are tied in with our disconnect from the angst at the core of our being. That without a deep feeling into the nature of our Being and the concept of our non-Being, we are doomed to try to escape it by adding unnecessary pain to inevitable pain.
Mr. Wilberg's work in his books and on his website, Existential Medicine, both strike at the heart of this. That our depression, our anxiety, our illness, our travails... they are the gateways to our freedom. That we must listen to our depression more than we listen to Prozac. That there is meaning in the failures of our bodies and minds, and that, in many ways, they are not "failures" at all... they are representations of the totality of Being itself.
The Tibetan Buddhists often advocate a daily meditation on our death as a means of liberation. I have to agree. By pondering our limits in body and mind, we tap into our limitlessness and connection to the continuum of life and nature.
We are more free, finding the freedom of the unlimited in the finite nature of our corporal body.
Now, with his latest book, Peter addresses how this understanding applies to overall health, as well. Even more importantly though, Peter Wilberg's application of timeless wisdom to these different aspects and areas of living shines new light, and brings important new information and perspective, to the topic areas themselves, and this new book is no exception. This approach often supplants misunderstanding, and/or fills in gaps and blind spots which currently exist in these topic areas, per the incomplete approaches of so-called conventional wisdom.
You will be able to learn how to do this practically in more detail in this book.There are lot of teachers who talk about not running away from emotions and experiencing them fully but the book goes much deeper than that.This book can be understood better if you read other books of the author.All his books are perfect balance of deep philosophy and exciting practical meditations.