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“I feel lost,” Margaret told us. “My family acts like they don’t want to be bothered with me. It’s like I’m alone.” Her grief poured out in an increasing wave. She had started talking softly about her brother’s recent death, then others who had died. She looked at the floor; she talked faster and started to cry.
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Beautiful stories and wisdom, David. Write on……
Your simple and concise chapter sums up the message of Bessel van der Kolk’s important book ‘The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma”- which could be the most important book about healing trauma ever written.
Thanks for the reference Will. I’ll check it out sometime soon.
Beautifully sculpted story, David. Yoga and breathing have slowly and steadily begun the healing my body so desperately needed. It’s really lovely and generous of you to share these subtly healing stories with us, never preaching, simply offering guidance and wisdom of the ages. Please continue your writing journey as the wisdom gleaned with us.
So true… and so hard to remember! Thanks for the reminder. 🙂
Mind, body, spirit, these three; all together in harmony. I reckon it’s an active process centered around breathing: “pneumas”, air, also “spirit”, curiously. Breathe in the spirit, breathe out the spirit, the rhythm of life. The here and now is where we are.
I’m wintering up in the mountains at around 6000 ft, and I notice that my body has to adapt to the change, but life is change, so it is. This body has served me well for a time, we are old friends. But some day my journey will take me where my body cannot follow, and I think that’ll be alright, too.