There are times when we all push ourselves.
We push ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.
We push until something happens.
What always will happen is that we break down.
We get sick.
We can’t take it anymore.
Our body gives out.
Or we just can’t be creative.
Maybe we’ve pushed ourselves emotionally so hard that we just can’t feel anything.
Regardless of where it starts, it all leads to the same place.
A break down.
And more than likely that break down will be at least partially physical.
Only then do we realize how precious our health really is.
When it is hard to get out of bed.
Hard to breath from all the coughing.
And our only option is to be present to what we’re feeling.
And do what we must do to feel better.
Yet we also have another choice.
To look for the gift that is in the breakdown.
What is there for us to learn from it?
What where we not paying attention to that now we absolutely will?
Whether it is the body, the mind, the heart, or the spirit calling out for our attention, it does not matter.
For now it has it all.
And we have no choice but to be present to it.
What is our body telling us?
What does our mind what us to understand?
What does our heart want us to feel?
What is our spirit calling our attention to?
The can be a tremendous gift in looking for those voices inside us.
And the break down can be one of the best things that could have happened for us…
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant