After diagnosing lung cancer, I understad what suffering means. Slowly, little by little, I digested and absorbed the suffering. I understand “… suffering is like a pathway towards meaning and wisdom. Without suffering, I wouldn’t have realized and appreciated the meaning of life.” It’s absolutey important to allow yourself to reflect and grieve. https://lungcancer.net/living/meaning-follows-suffering/
My friend HaoPei (斐皓) is a Stage 4 lung cancer patient, 37 years old. This picture was taken by him when he traveled in rural China after his diagnosis.
2 thoughts on “What Has Cancer Taught Me: Meaning and Wisdom Follow Suffering”
If a stage-4 cancer survivor can handle the stress, pain and suffering and make good use of it, the rest of us should retrospect our takes in the face of adversaries. There is always a reason for what you have to go through, and there is a destination. I think you find the pathway and you help others do the same. God bless!
It’s not a easy article to right, and not easy to read either, but some kind of wisdom does come from suffering.