This applies to so many things, doesn’t it? I don’t know about you, but sometimes I focus on what I can’t do and allow it to block me from other actions that are entirely possible.
If I can’t cure my disease, what good does it do to engage the mind/body connection? If it’s this painful, why shouldn’t I try to push down my grief?
Those are valid questions. I’ve thought this way, myself.
But what if we focused on just the step ahead of us? One step. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”
There ARE things out of our control. It’s something I’ve had to think long and hard about at A Healing Spirit because what I do is all about the mind/body connection. But mind/body isn’t the only factor at work in disease or in emotions. But can control a significant part of how we feel. How we engage with our lives.
John Wooden’s quote is a good reminder of that.