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The Laws of Physics and Getting Healthy

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The following is a couple of paragraphs which I copied and pasted from an entry I wrote on a message board today in order to encourage my self and someone else. It occurred to me that maybe there are more people who would derive encouragement from it; so I am posting it here:

It is hard when you are stuck in the house and one day closely resembles another. It is harder when it hurts to do anything. It is hard to find the motivation to keep yourself going, mentally active and interested in life.

That's why I like to write; I love online communities where one can meet people who have the same struggles we do; I like to read--it gets me outside these four walls. But sometimes, I get fed up with living my life vicariously. Sometimes I feel like I'm wasting time on the computer when I COULD be out somewhere having fun and when I SHOULD be cleaning my house. (Entropy has set into my house more than it has into me I think. Its state reflects my level of being well or unwell.)

THAT is why I am trying so hard to regain what little health I have...trying to build endurance by getting outside and walking (the hardest thing I've ever done, was to go outside my front door and begin to walk down my road!), building strength by resistance exercises and building flexibility with yoga. But when the tiredness and pain gets to me; or when plain old laziness sets in and I suddenly can't see the point in all my efforts anymore...that's when it gets really hard. that's when the rubber meets the road. And that's where it is so easy to quit.

It is true that "a body in motion tends to stay in motion" and "an object will remain stationary until another equal or greater force is exerted upon it."

That "greater force" has to be our will and our desire. Guard those things. Cherish them...they are your ticket out.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Great blog.
    So much insight.

    I can so so relate to not wanting to walk out the front door.
    It's easier now. . . and since I no longer have a car, it's a necessity.

    3712 days ago
    If you follow your own advice, you'll be on the right track. I'm with you all the way!
    3712 days ago
    I agree, without our will and desire nothing is accomplished. Although I have found that, even though it seems counter to what I want to accomplishment, sometimes it helps just to give in to the frustration, pain and other negative emotions, have a good cry, get it over with and move on with the air cleared.
    3713 days ago
    Thanks for blogging. I know what you mean about the house and also a better life than sitting in front of the computer or TV.
    3713 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your insight in your blog. I oh so can relate even though my healthy is good my world as I have know it is being engulfed by chaos. I find that it is sometimes really difficult to face what lies ahead. You reminded me that it is just getting out there and try and somedays are going to be rougher than others but it is the trying through will and desire is what counts. Thanks again. Have a fantastic week. Brightest blessings and warm hugs.
    3713 days ago
  • JRIMM4
    excellent insight! Thanks so much for sharing beyond the message board!

    3713 days ago
    Thank you for posting this because you're absolutely correct in thinking that there are people in the community who could benefit by your thoughts ... I'm one of those people.

    I never really thought about "will and desire" being a "greater force" or the application of physics to this journey so I appreciate your perspective and the clear way you expressed it.

    3713 days ago
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