“Grounding brings consciousness into the body, and is essential for forming healthy boundaries.”
“The need for nourishment forces us to remain open as a system, in constant interaction with our environment.”
“When we lose our ground, our attention wanders and we appear vague and insubstantial.”
- Anodea Judith
Living around a chronic illness is a balancing act of listening to my body and ignoring it. I learn to stop thinking about aches and pains, and focus on living, but at the same time to know when I need to rest or eat. This might not be in the rhythm of the environment around me, so I must make myself a priority without imposing on the needs of others. This delicate balance can be exhausting if I forget that I have the right to be, the right to exist, the right to be nourished...nourishment that is physical as well as emotional.
Today’s representation is unfinished, but a work in progress, just like me. I have a grand vision for how this will turn out, but I need time and supplies. I need my readers to be patient with me as I grow this vision into a completed work.
A few weeks ago, I broke my toe in a graceful and swan-like maneuver as I exited the bed.