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Healing as a Journey

Updated: Mar 12, 2022

"๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ."

As we all knowโ€ฆsuch a pill does not exist. We live in a society where instant gratification is king and where we need everything now. We want change, growth, and healing to happen overnight.

The problem with autonomic dysfunction is that the autonomic nervous system is so extensive. It is responsible for so many functions in the body. It can start acting haywire when a stressor is introducedโ€ฆ covid, surgery, car accident, other forms of trauma to the body or psyche.

But the body can also learn to restore and regulate itself. However, this takes time and patience.

No one can tell you how long it will take. That creates a lot of uncertainty.

This is what having a chronic illness is like. The word ๐™˜๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™ข๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™– ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š - ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฌ. So how do we cope with that?

As my symptoms worsened, I started watching webinars on autonomic dysfunction. They talked about the importance of exercise and movement. I started reading about various diets, the power of HeartMath, and retraining the autonomic nervous system.

I was so eager to put these into practice. And I expected to see the results fast - like "๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฌ!" So I overwhelmed myself with trying to do everything at once, and I failedโ€”every time blaming myself. I was too weak.

I've learned that healing is a journey. Willpower alone is not enough because it's just one of the factors. Healing requires patience, time, and sustained effort.

Meanwhile, as you continue on your journey, ๐™˜๐™š๐™ก๐™š๐™—๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™จ, be they big or small.

Have you completed a 2-minute workout in bed? Great job! Celebrate it! You're one step closer.

After some sustained efforts, you should start noticing some improvements in your well-being.

But even in the short term, you will feel proud of yourself for taking the initiative. Relish in that pride! And it will propel you further.

What part of the healing journey are you in now? Where do you need more support? Let me know in the comments below.


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