TITLE

Integrating Job, Jesus' Passion, and Buddhist Metta to Bring Meaning to the Suffering and Recovery from Breast Cancer

AUTHOR(S)
Sealy, Patricia
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Religion & Health;Dec2013, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p1162
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Coming face-to-face with death was a spiritual crisis. My family and I suffered individually and collectively during my treatment and recovery for locally advanced breast cancer. Like Job, I learned that it takes tremendous energy to ruminate about the causes of suffering and to protest innocence with little gains in wisdom. Wisdom came as I deeply experienced a passion narrative based on the life of Jesus with reference to the psychological benefits as extolled by Wilkes. The grueling experience of treatment for locally advanced breast cancer broke my body and forced me to experience Easter Saturday as I retreated to heal in the tomb. My physical and emotional healing of Easter Saturday included the Buddhist meditation of Metta and guided imagery that involved spiritual healing focussed on God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. My reflection on the story of Job, passion journaling and Buddhist meditation enabled me to physically, emotionally, and spiritually heal, even in the midst of chaos.
ACCESSION #
90574504

 

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