Cheerfulness Can Be Sustained by Allowing Our Outlook to Evolve
It is entirely typical not to feel fearless during health tribulations. I am confident in my decision to have a thymectomy in a few short weeks. Nevertheless, I am incredibly anxious and hyperfocusing on multiple days in the hospital and an unpleasant recovery.
Myasthenia gravis warriors are brave because we have no choice but to withstand obstacles if we want to make it to the light on the other side. However, peace and satisfaction are not easy to maintain throughout a chronic health journey.
We can conquer anything life forces upon us. We need to reassure ourselves that nothing in life is permanent; life seasons come and go just as ocean waves ebb and flow. We must trust that what is meant for us will arrive at the right time, but it will never be predictable.
Change is inevitable. To sustain optimism, we must modify our viewpoints as change transpires throughout our lives.
I am a plein-air painter, meaning I love to paint outdoors. What I enjoy most about painting things I see in person is that I have the best opportunity to portray the feeling of an environment on my canvas. The final painting is my impression of the scene translated for the onlooker.
We are the artists of our days. We hold the paintbrush. If we were to paint a scene in front of us, we could interpret it and convey whatever feeling we pleased.
We could see a blue sky in front of us but choose to paint the sky a blazing pink. The same goes for how we choose to view life and its endless sequence of obstacles.
Self-sabotaging behaviors can be a thing of the past. We have the option to recreate ourselves. We must remain in a cycle of creating new habits while evolving and escaping past ones.
If we are teachable, we can learn, relearn, and reconsider past beliefs. We can accept where we messed up in the past. All that matters is that we begin today and never stop growing into the wisest versions of ourselves.
We can understand suffering from different outlooks. We can gain new compassion. Acceptance of the unknown may become more comfortable over time. Our definitions of what success looks like may change. We may alter our goals and redefine our purpose.
We must concentrate on what we can control in our MG journeys: the way we perceive them.
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