“A time of crisis is not just a time of anxiety and worry. It gives a chance, an opportunity, to choose well or to choose badly”.
- Desmond Tutu
a long-time friend of mine, a naturopathic doctor, offers talks subject of "illness as an opportunity". He makes the point that illness provides the opportunity to look at ourselves and examine our attitudes and what relationship they may have to our illness and how we can use that as an opportunity for growth and healing.