How I learn from suffering?

I am grateful for a feedback on the last blog; that the word "suffering" might be substituted with a softer word.  The following is my reflection.

I chose the word suffering intentionally; reason being, I used to be of the mindset that suffering is “bad”.  Now I am coming to the perspective that it is this very mindset that is blinding me to the wellness perspective.  Now I am learning to stay with the experience, see it for what it really is and discover the message of wellness

I am grateful for my sciatica for it reminds me to maintain good posture and core strength through a Lumber Decompression Exercise that I discovered in my attempt to understand my leg dominant pain.

I am grateful for my hypertension for it reminds me to keep to the Eat Well Plate
A healthy diet includes at least 400 grams of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit per day, excluding potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava and other starchy roots.   (WHO Healthy Diet Fact Sheet)
I am grateful for anxiety for it reminds me to accept those things I can not change and being mindful of those which I can by staying with each moment and proceed with kindness to myself and everyone else.

I am grateful for all my sufferings for they remind me that I am no different than my patients and through our group sharing I shall heal and experience wellness.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.

    Living one day at a time;
    enjoying one moment at a time;
    accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
    taking, as He did, this sinful world
    as it is, not as I would have it;
    trusting that He will make all things right
    if I surrender to His Will;
    that I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with Him
    forever in the next.


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