Vertigo. A spinning sensation has been troubling me for 3 weeks. I woke up in the middle of the night and it was like someone had placed me on a merry-go-round. I had an acute viral vestibulitis. My inner ear had become inflamed, and it was affecting my balance.
I couldn’t walk. I still can’t roll over in bed without getting a very strange sense of disorientation.
Illness is funny. When you feel well, you don’t think about being sick. Yet, once you are afflicted by something your whole perspective shifts.
You develop more empathy and compassion for people. You cherish life more.
The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has made me very conscious of the precariousness of our existence.
“Life is short, sweet for certain”- Dave Matthews Band.
We think we will live forever. Yet, when we become ill we have to reassess our lives.
Have you reassessed your health lately? Have you thought about how the sweetness of life?
Here’s an idea-
- Get up 30 minutes early once this week
- Sit quietly and focus on your breathing- in an out, in and out
- Bring your attention to your heart and just listen
- Give thanks for everything good in your life.
It could be the best time you spend this week- a moment for returning to the heart.
If we can learn to live more from the heart and touch into the wisdom that our heart has to offer, we’ll feel better.
We will also be healthier.