“Listen to your body.”
The refrain to every question I asked the chiropractor. He kindly gave me additional information, but he concluded every response by saying, “Listen to your body.”
Gripped by pain and temporarily disabled, I waded through my aversion and swam forcefully through my imaginary projections.
- “What if…”
- “When will…”
It took awhile to get my “self” out of the equation, but finally I did. Then I remembered the mountain of pain that exists in our world; mine clearly minuscule in comparison. Prompted to drop my dramas, I took a moment to pray, “May my pain dissolve every being’s pain this very instant.”
The truth is, I had ignored my body’s cries and whispers:
- Sitting for long stretches at the computer.
- Dropping my exercise routine when life got busy.
- Moving heavy pieces of furniture.
- Unexpectedly, falling flat on my knees on unforgiving lava rock.
- Going with the whirlwind of stress instead of gathering my equanimity.
It wasn’t one incident that jerked my spine out-of-place. The discomfort, it seems, piled up from failing to listen again and again.
And, unlike my twenties when it took a single whack from the chiropractor to set me straight, this time the painful twist lingered on and on.
But it got me to listen. And, I promised to reform.
Are you listening to your body? What’s it telling you?
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