Question from a reader: Physically when were you able to start pushing yourself with regularity?
Answer: I don’t push. I practice not pushing. This seems to be a good way to live in general in order to stay healthy. But when you’re sick it’s critically important not to push.
Instead I gently lean against what might be called the edge. Pushing you fall over (and down)…leaning in a bit you can come back and rest and then go out again. It’s really important to learn this…
Granted, I say practice because we all push on occasion. But if I push, I still pay for it…so I practice not pushing…like I said. I get better at it all the time.
A meditation/contemplation: Your body tells you when you’ve moved out of harmony: listen to learn
- The Still Small Voice is Speaking. Are we sane enough to listen?
- The body electric…genetic geniuses every one of us…we need only pay attention…
I keep getting better. See: the It Gets Better series. (about healing from severe iatrogenic injury / psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome)
- Hope for those still in the darkness of protracted psych drug withdrawal or other chronic illness
- Mental illness, addiction & most chronic illness is linked to childhood loss & trauma — Gabor Mate
- Protracted psych drug withdrawal syndrome, chronic illness, CFS, Fibromyalgia: it’s autonomic nervous system dysfunction
- Chronic Illness and The Spiritual Path
- Psychiatric drugs and mitochondrial damage
*it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure to be well educated before undertaking any sort of discontinuation of medications. If your MD agrees to help you do so, do not assume they know how to do it well even if they claim to have experience. They are generally not trained in discontinuation and may not know how to recognize withdrawal issues. A lot of withdrawal issues are misdiagnosed to be psychiatric problems. This is why it’s good to educate oneself and find a doctor who is willing to learn with you as your partner in care. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up