I have been a bit paralyzed the last few days, creatively that is.
People may not intuitively think that as a profession physical therapists have to deal with death. However, PT can play a very important role at the end of life and in hospice care. While eager (as always) to share all that I have been learning, every time I brought my pen to a cup…I froze. I had so much to say and no words or images to convey how I felt. Then it seemed like everything reminded me of the losses I have had and I began to spiral into frustration. Frustrated that I was unable share my experiences as a caregiver & a mourner.
So then after a very long and hard day, I found myself in a hot room hearing the words:
“Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself“
90 minutes later, lying in savasana I finally digested that thought and realized:
LIFE is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself.