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Lessons Learned From Injury - 1

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Lessons learned from injury.


(1) Stillness

 - By Ruth Calder Murphy -

 

Forced to sit in stillness,

listening to the beating of my heart,

frustration flowing away

on the tide of reality,

I learn the lessons that stillness brings -

equal and opposite

to the freedom of wings

and flight -

the freedom of grounding

and growing,

of healing and second sight…

Sitting in stillness,

the brownian motion world

a space or two removed,

away from the rigours of the race -

and my breath slowed to sleeping pace -

I learn again the lesson of sitting still

- against the natural inclination of my restless will -

of how to breathe more deeply,

allowing space to stretch and grow,

in the places only visible

from the pause of Calm and Slow…

 



Image: "Be Still" By Ruth Calder Murphy (2012)

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