I Am Not My Diagnosis

I have frequently found myself claiming to be a disease or a feeling without even realizing it.  “I am HIV” and “I am bipolar” are phrases that I use to talk about my physical and mental conditions, but they are not accurate.  I have a disease called HIV and I have a bipolar disorder, but these do not define who I am.  HIV is such a small part of me that the doctors don’t even see it in my blood. Having a bipolar disorder does have to dictate my moods or how I live my life. The real truth is that I am a spiritual being having a human experience.  These diagnosis’ are just a small part of my existence.

I am also talented, beautiful, innovative, creative, and yes, very healthy.

I am grateful for the miracles of modern medicine and have accepted that this is part of my daily regiment for physical and mental health.  I also get to take care of myself spiritually by meditating, praying to the God of my understanding, enjoying a walk or bike ride, connecting with nature and making music on my ukulele. A diagnosis does not need to consume my whole life because my life is overflowing with an abundance of love and amazing adventures.

I maintain perfect health by balancing my mind, body, and spirit through medication, meditation, and making healthy choices. A diagnosis does not define who I am.

Skip Sams is a music composer, success coach and all around terrific guy who loves to inspire others to live authentically and stand in their truth.  Skip lives in Chicago with his cat, Spats.

On October 12th, 2017, posted in: Aha Revelations by

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