For example, I suffered a serious rotator cuff injury that required surgery and my
wearing a sling that immobilized my arm 24/7, with only short reprieves of two-minutes
hourly during the daytime hours. It inhibited even passive movement without strict
supervision. This continued for three months. I prayed for a demonstration of healing and
read my Science of Mind materials for much need encouragement.
Month Two arrived and so did my impatience. I could deal with aches and pain, but
not with inactivity. My walks around the neighborhood or tagalong trips to the grocery
store with Ian provided distraction and a modicum of exercise, but I longed to do
something productive on my own. There were days I wanted to scream to high heaven
with my frustration or rip that sling off my body. Then I’d think of the millions who were
in my same position somewhere in the world—or suffering from the pain of far worse
situations—and stop my private pity party.
Still, what I wanted was some immediate form of physical gratification that could, in
turn, calm my inner exasperation. Remember, physical activity can produce a similar
‘high’ that recovering addicts want when looking for instant comfort or peace of mind.
That’s one of the reasons so many people of all ages have taken up jogging in recent
years. To get that high that comes with increasing the endorphins.
Strange as it may seem, the one thing that eased my annoyance with being so
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