Beach Walk 103 – Injury: Irritation & Insight

Join me in the beach lounge today; my left foot is on leave.

h3. About Today’s Show

Right “out of the blue” I have developed plantar fasciitis, aka pain in the heel where the arch muscles of the foot attach to heel bone. An irritating injury to be sure as it hurts to walk. But also an insight perhaps; it’s time for a rest.

It bugs me when people take the concepts of mind-body medicine and then go backwards to place blame. What does that mean? Well, if there is a mindful and/or emotional component to illness (which in many cases there is I believe) that does not require you to blame yourself for getting the illness. Clearly the notion that only bad people get cancer sounds silly, now doesn’t it?

If an illness produces an insight, or a freedom, or a change, that is a bonus gift. It doesn’t mean you should have figured it out beforehand if only you had been smart enough, or prayed enough, or whatever enough. Ebb and Flow has a good discussion on this you can also check out.

Hawaiian words
ʻEha: hurt

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