We don’t always have control over the things that happen to us, but we do know that our bodies are always doing their best to keep us safe and able to move forward. Sometimes we go through unpleasant events or traumas, and even after we feel that we have mentally moved on, our bodies may disagree!
Over the past several years, researchers are starting to discover more and more about how our bodies handle stress, and what happens when we cannot properly regulate those responses. They have linked many of the biggest diseases of our day to faulty regulation of our inflammatory processes, and have officially declared chronic inflammation to be a serious health threat.
It’s funny how we can see things for other people and miss the obvious in ourselves. When my shoulder didn't seem to be healing up as usual, I eventually began to wonder if I wasn't being offered a chance to look at an old life pattern in a new way. Duh!, as Homer Simpson would say. So I went into meditation and thought about my original shoulder injury.