A Matter of Honor

November 22nd, 2009

Change

photos by: Theresa Holder

 

 “Perhaps, the most important thing we can do is

honor whatever season we’re in and not fight it.”  

 

I love this follow up comment from my recent post Seasons Change.  Fellow blog writer Sara  really gave the fighter in me something to think about here. 

 

After reading Sara’s comment, it struck me that while honoring the seasons is an excellent way to deal with the changes in the calendar, the temperature, the daylight hours, energy levels, etc., the concept of honoring can be used in a much wider arena.

 

You see, I tend to resist or fight changes that I don’t immediately see the value in.  The kink that change throws into the perceived steadiness of my life does not thrill me.

 

After Sunset

 

Accepting change, therefore, may require us to honor things we normally fight against.  Honoring a headache, for example.  What value is there in a headache?  (As a migraine sufferer, I’ve been trying to answer this question forever.) Well, maybe, just maybe, it’s our brain’s way of telling us to shut out the noise—that constant chattering that we allow to fill our minds. 

 

Perhaps pain of any kind is a reminder to us as humans that we have been given the gift of the human body and need to honor it as a gift. 

 

Hmmmm…should I then welcome or be happy with pain?  Gosh, no.  I’m all about quality of life.  This earthly visit is so short, I prefer to go through it as healthy and happy as possible. 

 

I’m merely suggesting that honoring what is (physical or otherwise)–respecting and allowing that some changes are just plain necessary–may be the first step in moving through those changes effortlessly. 

 

Life is good!  Namaste.  –Lori


2 Responses to “A Matter of Honor”

  1. In my experience, pain is almost always the Universe’s way of telling us to slow down, to evaluate where we are and what we are doing (Just as you’ve mentioned here). I also find that the location of the pain is somewhat significant, too, as it can tell us in which areas we need to be more careful. A headache 9as you said) points to the need to reduce mental clutter and chatter, while a hurt leg might indicate the need to slow down physically, and pay more attention to where you are going. Banging your knee against the bedpost in the middle of the nght is a perfect example of this :)

    So yes, pay attention to the pain, and also to where the pain occurs. pain can be a great messenger, if we only learn how to listen to it.

  2. Jay – Excellent observations. Thanks for sharing.

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