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Seven Thoughts on Accepting Change After Cancer

It's easy to hate change, especially when it barges in frightening and unwanted. Usually, the first instinct is to fight it every step of the way. But if it's serenity you seek, you're only going to get there by accepting the changes you cannot change.

When I'm struggling with change (which happens much more than I like to admit) the following help me see things through different eyes:

1.  "Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken." - Frank Herbert - Change wakes us up and makes us re-evaluate our priorities and choices.

2.  "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi - Change isn't only something that happens to us, we can and must be proactive if we want to make change for the better in the world.

3.  "If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou - If you are enduring difficulties, you always have a choice as to how you approach your situation.

4.  "Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay." - Simone de Beauvoir - So many of us put off making changes out of fear of the unknown. The bottom line is all we have is today. If you want to make a change, do it now.

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The very moment cancer comes into your life, it is changed forever. The struggle is how to accept change you have no control over and still somehow move ahead.

Survival > Existence,

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