From Common Sense for the Healing Arts by Robert Duggan:
Our main task as we move between our birth and death is to learn to live peacefully day-by-day.
Living peacefully day-by-day demands common sense: eat moderately, breath deeply, drink wisely, get plenty of sleep, accept life as it comes. And as we move through life we have a marvelous resource—our symptoms, which remind us to slow down, be peaceful, to care for ourselves. It’s wondrous to think of the symptoms our bodies create as teachers, as wisdom rather than problems.