I recently underwent a medical procedure that forced me to slow down my regular lifestyle significantly. I have struggled not only with the healing process but with not being able to do what I normally am able to do. I have learned during this time that this process requires patience and this time of patience brings growth. Learning to be still and moving more slowly seems like a punishment at first. I wonder however, if times of stillness can be considered times of restoration and replenishment. Moving more slowly allows one to pay attention, see, hear and listen. The process is necessary for change. Meaningful change can often cause great discomfort. Working through the process requires resilience and resolve. If you find yourself in an uncomfortable place in the process of healing, hang in there the end result is positive change.
Alicia Lurry MA LPC