Healing isn’t linear

I have not written in a while, I have been in a bit of a whirlwind and doing the most necessary things.

I had a minor surgery a couple of weeks ago. And I find it so interesting how I have a certain idea of how things “should” go in terms of healing. I hear one thing from a doctor and expect it tteddy-562960_1280o be that: have energy in a few days, back to regular activities. Well, it didn’t happen that way. This has been a lesson in being present with what is and also not judging my experience to be wrong, it is what it is. I have been resting and healing slowly, really listening to my body. For example, my head wanted to do many things today and I had planned to move forward with my planned day. I started and noticed I was exhausted and I hadn’t even started. I checked in and noticed how much energy I was putting toward going back and forth deciding if I would do something and when I checked in, I was up for resting. So I cancelled it and rested.

My new mantra is: Healing is not linear. And this is true to so many things in life. Any process isn’t linear. I think most of us want there to be a set path that we take and follow the steps toward the goal and then we get there. I keep learning, from myself, my clients, friends and family, that is not so.

My homework for myself and if you wish to participate is to remind myself/yourself that life isn’t linear; healing, goals, growth aren’t linear. And it isn’t right or wrong, it just is. How can we accept, listen to our bodies of what wants to happen and allow. Enjoy your journey.

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