There’s no need to label your condition, it places who you are in a rendition.

Growing up with Epilepsy, I never wanted to say that I was an epileptic. I openly informed others of my epileptic seizures but I avoided the label of Epilepsy on my person.  When labeled with a medical condition, people tend to overlook the person and concentrate on the condition. It’s done out of care, but too much emphasis on the problem is harmful to individuality. Yes, some of us are born with obvious challenges, but the condition of the challenge isn’t what makes our person, it’s what we choose to do to survive that defines us.

I’m not saying that labels are easily avoided because labelling is common. It’s an individual responsibility to not accept the label. It’s true that scientific facts are assistive, but don’t conform who you are to accept reality, strive to find a balance between the factual and spiritual aspects to remain who you’re meant to be.

When observing another person, be compassionate, but don’t pity their life. Believe that all can be conquered and work together to find what’s true. Don’t focus on the hardship at hand, continue the journey so you can understand. Hardships don’t prove that a person is weak, it’s encouragement to find the strength within.

Conditions appear in all lives, some are more obvious than others. Dependent on perspective, it can represent various opportunities, or it can be a label of destiny that limits. The choice lies with the person who lives with the condition. Be it medical, financial or just life, every condition is opportunity to grow.

Embrace the conditions life offers you, determine who you want to be and search for the treasures found deep within. There is no purpose on accepting a label, for it doesn’t define who you are. Welcome hardships, adventure to discovery and be content with the blessing of who you are. Your life was meant for you and you know that it is true.

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