“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” – Osho
Resilience embodies all aspects of our human experience: emotional, spiritual and physical. It comes to us in the form of hope and courage, strength and suffering, humor and irony, overcoming and rebuilding, growing and rooting.
Physical resilience is one of the messages of The MELT Method. We want to be able to spring back in to shape, to have elasticity. When your body is stiff and you are unable to bounce back physically, your emotional and spiritual resilience will be impacted as well. There is a direct correlation between chronic pain and depression.
Our connective tissue system is where our physical resilience lies. This system moves and morphs in all directions, not rigid like bone, or linear like muscle. It's this system that we must maintain to provide our flexibility and ability to bounce back.
Consider the benefit of a methodology that requires just 10 minutes/day, 3 times a week to make a change in the way you feel and look. Give that gift to yourself. Rebuild a resilient body ~ your emotional and spiritual self will also become more resilient.
I am here to help. I started a new class this week and one of my new clients texted me afterward with a simple message ~ "Good class Shelley! You're a born teacher"
I'm going to sing that song in my heart today and remember the people in my life who got me here.
my gratitude focus for today
Our recent trip to LaPine State Park - the weather was glorious and our timing could not have been better.
My mom on her 87th birthday! We were able to celebrate her outside on her patio with a Sunday family brunch. She looks amazing if I do say so myself.
Our daughter's recent wedding was a highlight of the year. Small and intimate and perfect. Yes, we would have loved to have the whole family present, but everyone joined us on Zoom and the love was palpable.