Sometimes we feel like this…working/trying SO hard that our health suffers with ailments like back pain or fatigue…
When that happens we view them as messengers, tugging at our sleeve to say:
Slow Down, Take Care, LISTEN even more DEEPLY than you have been to how you are made.
And most importantly,
GIVE UP THE IDEA THAT YOU ARE IN CONTROL AND HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER.
We had to admit “we aren’t” (in control), and “we don’t” (have it all together). We found ourselves having to “undo” the erroneous notion that everyone else is and does.
Stopping and slowing down were the counterintuitive answers. We didn’t do more, we did less. Friends pressed in close with food, words of wisdom, and comfort. And we found not only our energy and health improving, but answers we needed coming as well.
Wild man William S. Burroughs’ offers incisive and resonant words on self-care:
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