Today I had the opportunity to sit beside a crystal clear flowing river in the Zion Narrows and it was a beautiful reminder to slow down. A reminder to have patience with one another, giving time for healing and growth, trusting the flow of time. The Zion Narrows were carved slowly by the gentle power of water over many, many years, creating a stunning masterpiece. This process took so much patience. As I return to Los Angeles, I take with me the beautiful reminder that creating our own masterpiece takes time too.
I haven’t been overly social for months now. While there are many insecurities (social anxiety, body image, etc) and other issues revolving around that, here is what I have been doing. Self Care. Recovering from a brain injury and abdominal surgery. Receiving therapy for my mental illnesses. Following optometrist’s orders and continuing with binasal occlusion. Seeing my family doctor bi-weekly for medication, pain, and mental health check-ups. Working with a kinesiologist doing body work for pain management and realignment (shoulder/neck/thoracic spine) once a week. Receiving bi-weekly massage therapy to help with pain management in regards to the ocular neuralgia, and helping increase the benefits I get from working with the kinesiologist. Taking all the clients I can with my dog walking company to help pay for all of this. Tending my gardens and trying to do all of the Therapy homework both mental and physical. Trying to accept where I am. Trying to push through my phobias and anxieties. Trying to convince myself to eat. Trying to practice patience. I think that might just be the hardest thing. Patience. #ralphwaldoemerson#selfhealing#practiceselfcare#patience#yukonclassic