Tuesday, 27 March 2012
march 23-26, 2012
i had every intention of catching up on my mending posts from the last few days, and then i realized that part of the whole process here - my process - is to learn to accept that sometimes i won't have the energy to complete things. besides...catching up sort of misses the point, doesn't it? it doesn't reflect the reality in which i'm working. my body is already doing so much, day-to-day, to rebalance and heal and adjust to treatments and compensate for injuries and manage misalignment and realignment. so much mending already on the go this last little while.
acute periods of pain and injury management mean less energy for other things. imagine that? i feel so peaceful at having made the decision to let these last few posts go. feels like progress of some kind with that beastly thing called acceptance. historically, it hasn't been a strong suit for my bull-headed self.
but the image to the right also rang true - this is why change is so exhausting! thanks to fred nickols for this drawing, which he created for this illuminating post on the change acceptance cycle. it was intended for a corporate audience, but it's relevant, in many ways, to anyone experiencing intensive life changes. i found this statement especially helpful: "the negative reactions people have to changes, then, aren’t to the changes but to the losses they create." so true.