Many of these people believe that having a good attitude helped them survive and defeat the illness that they faced. I believe they are partially correct, attitude is an important part of how we deal with life.
I believe that we cannot control how others behave, all we can do is control how we react to the behaviour.
However, if one is sick, or tired, or depressed then our ability to control our own reactions are limited.
I have a friend who believes that balancing the four important aspects of life (Spirituality, Health, Relationships and Work) keeps one healthy. They believe that if you are out of balance you will become ill. I am not sure I agree partly because I am not a spiritual person, so I find it hard to work that aspect into the balance that I seek.
I strive to balance, relationships, health, and work so perhaps I am not a square, but a triangle.
I think the ideal of spirituality residing outside of one's self is interesting but not relevant to many of my generation.
I believe that if one should seek spirituality within, by the way we see ourselves and how we interact with others and our environment.
Many of us are in the pursuit of pleasure, but the pursuit of pleasure sometimes brings pain, because in our pursuit we become selfish. Maybe we should as the Buddist suggest be searching for Bliss.
The Buddhist quote for the day: On the phenomenal plane we seek pleasure and the avoidance of pain. On the noumenal plane we know the absence of both - which is Bliss. - Why Lazurus Laughed by Wei Wu Wei...