“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss
As I detailed in a previous post, in April I injured my back in a silly yet painful bike accident. For the first week or two, after consulting my g.p. and a physiotherapist I slowly learned to do the ordinary everyday things we all do unconsciously- like bending down to empty the dishwasher. Gradually, with strategic exercise, my meditation practice and a reflective mindset, I got stronger and became better.
“Healing the soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow.” – Zhi Gang Sha
Last week, when visiting the beautiful South Coast I noticed bikes for hire from a local cafe.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” – Buddha
“Why not give it a go?”I thought as I perused the bright yellow bikes which seemed easy to ride.
I made a two hour booking and set off to explore on a warm, sunny afternoon.
“Free as a bird” the words from one of my favourite Beatles songs entered my mind as I took off feeling muscles move for the first time in 6 weeks.
How lucky I was to have recovered, how appreciative I was of the sea, sunshine and the restored health of my back and my body.