The pain we carry

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.

What is wellness to you? To the woman who wishes she were thin, it is thinness. To the thin woman who has back pain, it is a strong back. To the man with the strong back but deep depression, it is light.

It seems that when we lose our health, whatever “health” is, we miss it the most. But when we have it, we take it for granted.

What if, in this very moment, the things we are taking for granted are the most important things?

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Listening to men and women speak, we can almost feel their pain as they describe their life’s hardships.

The drunk driver who crashed into their car, the salesperson who sold them a lemon, the house that always falls apart, the pain of always having too little money or too little food or love or friendship or, or, or, and, and, and.

Because somehow – and I’m including myself at the forefront of this – we can usually find someone or something else to point our finger. That’s the reason I’m like this. That’s the reason I am unwell, before that I used to be well.

In looking back at what we miss and what we wish we still had, we miss the very jewels life is holding out for us now.

Let me assure you (and me), in this very moment there are things we are taking for granted, things we are missing because we’re so busy thinking about what we’re missing.

And there is always a road to lead you home.

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Watching, growing, inspirational. A disabled vet learns to walk without assistance, something his doctors told him was impossible.