Illness as a Blessing
So hands up if you are guilty of popping a pill and soldiering on. I know I have been.
I am generally a well person, so I was a bit knocked about when I got tonsillitis (especially never having had it before). So I went to the Doctor and got some drugs, and after a day of rest the antibiotics had kicked in, and it felt like it was just the antibiotics keeping me from feeling fantastic again.
I completed the course of antibiotics and felt amazing for about two days, before I was back at square one. You guessed it, I had tonsillitis again.
Right, this time I went to a Doctor who was going to give me more than five minutes; had some extra tests, and went on antibiotics again.
Second time round I have done some things differently. I have honoured my body's need for rest as well as my soul’s need for reflection. Yes it took some work – baby sitters etc. Fingers crossed it works out for me.
This time round I have taken time out to reflect on what this tonsillitis was telling me. It is amazing to find that tonsils can talk :-)
I have had all sorts of ideas and thoughts that I will continue to sort through in relation to my work. I have also had other insights come strongly to mind which I believe relate to most of us at one time or another.
Ways to use illness as a reflective tool
Here are my ideas for gaining insight from discomfort and / or illness.
Enjoy, and may discomfort and illness be a blessing to you.
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