Originally Posted by baja
The interesting thing about dis ease is so much of it is manifested in one's brief system. Some people have a deep seated desire to not be here so no matter the treatment they pass on while others want to be well, so much so in some cases that a placebo will be enough to "cure" them. Cure is so very dependent on attitude and one needs to really look deep within to see what that true belief is.
Thing is, in that book at least, both Treya and her husband had a very deep-seated desire for her TO be here and the book documents their very thorough search to find whatever treatment, attitude, lifestyle adjustment, diet, etc. would get her through it. Wilber also addresses the new-age tendency to blame the victim for the negative results of diseases, and well, he's spot on. Writing off someone who succumbs to disease as somehow "wanting" to be sick, or manifesting the disease themselves is a horrible way to look at it.