Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Go with the flow
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. I wonder who said that? Today I'm taking on that philosophy. It's a good excuse, in the middle of a non-week, to purposely engage in a non-day.
I can't remember a more challenging work week than the one just past. Almost every one of the people who found refuge on the treatment table this week, both regular clients and the families of regular clients, were dealing with serious issues. One after another they put themselves into my hands. Can you imagine? I am honored, every time I go to work, that people are able to embody so much trust, especially when they're extra vulnerable.
Life in this form is precious - I totally agree with the Buddhists - but oh my we humans face so many difficulties of body, spirit and mind. We really are a lot braver than we give ourselves credit for. We get out of bed every morning, we seek healing or resolution, or acceptance. We cry or smile and carry on. We are intrepid. Whoa. I'm in awe - and - I'm fried after this week. Bloody hell.
Fortunately for me, Brother Wind has died down (thank God). It's supposed to be "warm" today (40 F. without wind is relatively warm compared to the weather in recent days), and since I have no plans for ongoing holiday revelry until this evening, I have a whole day to futz, clean house, wash clothes, and most important: get out for a nice walk through the quiet streets of Washington DC. While I walk I will breathe, I will let go of all the brave/sad stories of the people who made themselves at home on the treatment table this week. I'll take in the sunshine and "warmth," feel my blood moving in and out of my heart. What I expect to feel as I walk, even more than I do right this second, is a whole lot of gratitude for my good health and wonderful life.
A non-day can be a great mental/physical health day, as long as the wind isn't howling and if Brother Sun is shining. Thank you, weather god, thank you So Much. I love Tuesdays. Shalom.