Posts Tagged‘body’

She Can Speak

Happy Belated Earth Day! In the immortal words of the Disney movie character Pocahontas (paraphrasing here),  “the Earth is not just some dead thing we can claim.” The reason we suffer is because we simply do not understand that the earth can speak, and we don’t hear her anymore. Bear with me; I know that sounds strange. Earth, the mother, aka the home we all share, is beautiful and purposeful. You knew that. She is powerful, and feels unpredictable. You likely have noticed this, too. I have personally lived through ten blizzards including thundersnow, power outages, and pretty sure I saw a polar bear…

PAIN WHISPERING 101

My dad used to tell this joke every time he would go on a new health kick. He would begin a diet of some sort, clearly miserable and hungry, telling everyone in earshot, “I don’t know if I’m going to live any longer by doing this, but it’s going to feel like it.” Acutely aware of his suffering, he would be “healthy,” albeit starving. Most of us are unaware of our body except when it is in pain. Because of this phenomenon, we essentially define our aliveness through the vehicle of pain. We eat when we are hungry, and hungry is uncomfortable, painful. See where I’m going? Or is…