I like to do the things that please me. That's just the self in me at work. How is that for a news flash? By the way, so are you, if you are honest enough to yourself. Example, it seems to me that I am at work all the time. But myself would rather that I am on vacation more times than not. Also, I would rather spend most of my time eating good food, playing with my lady, travelling, and doing all the things that please me. But I can't, because I have to always be at work to make money so I can do some of those things. Bummer isn't it? And when I am sick, I would just like to have to pop one pill into my mouth and swallow it, and watch me get well instantly. Did I hear someone say "Fantasy Island"? Yeah! am afraid you are right, and that's the point exactly.
The easy way is the nature of man, you and me included. But it never works when difficult things like serious illness, or when your survival is threatened by anything else. The serious news though is that Only if you can put the self in check will you have a chance to survive and beat the odds through divine healing ways. Ever hear the saying "When the going gets tough, the tough gets going?" This is to say that when staying healthy looks tough or when difficult illness comes your way, you should be tough enough to shed the baggage of "the self" so you can:
Go after the information and do all what you must do to find healing. Have the courage to try new things that may not be popular such as native cures. Say NO, to the things that will interfere with your push to get to good health or healing. You may need to ignore your friends and their laughter and ridicule when you talk to them about the healing potential that can be found in the spiritual domain. Conqering the self removes a huge obstacle to receiving divine health and supernatural healing.
There comes a time when you must step out of yourself and out of the health and healing methods that you have become so accustomed to, and try things that you may not have known much about. When your health is failing and nothing else medical science has to offer is working for you, is exactly such a time. You can't lose much anyway. The truth is that distance from God means that self rules and there is no room for anything you cannot see.