If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is. Unknown Author
It has been just about a month since Dr. Lammens sawed off my leg and installed my new hip (who I call Emerson). My recovery from hip surgery has not been what I expected. There is a peace that overwhelms me daily.
Yes, there are times of discomfort, but having friends drop by to share their love and conversation has gratefully diverted my attention away from pain. What surprises me is that I have a deep sense of comfort and peace through this time of immobilization. Could this peace be coming from being in the moment? I am definitely not planning the future because I do not know when my mind and body will be entirely online, but I get closer every day.
You do not need to be immobile to observe moments of peace throughout your day. Pay attention to when your mind wanders into past events or future concerns. Remember, the mind is like a child that you can gently coax into a constructive path. All it takes is a loving suggestion, and it will follow.
- Notice when your mind wanders.
- Observe one thing in the world around you at this moment.
- Lovingly direct your mind back to present time.
Be loving to yourself