“Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.”
Be compassionate to your healing body, and your loving soul. To do so, to accept it, is the very essence of being human. And by allowing self- compassion, you free yourself from the inevitable exhaustion of straining to escape it.
Pain ebbs and flows. Struggles arise and fall. They needn’t be set upon like they are new projects or obstacles to be broken through.
Listen to what’s true to you at this moment.
Ask for – and grant yourself – some space.
See what work you can do from the place you are in, right now.
And then, be wholly, emphatically, grateful for it.