The Price of Healing

I was talking to a friend. She has many things going on in her life, among those things are health issues. She has a blind spot. Her life is important to her but it impacts her health on a daily basis. The changes she would need to make are huge and heart wrenching, yet they would be the most direct route to healing. This is not to say that I see no other way for her to heal, but the quickest and most direct way would require sacrifices of a heroic sort.

Who would pay such a price? There are those who work towards their healing, giving up everything they love. What life is that? And how is that healing? They may have more physical stamina but are they happier? If they are not happier, is that healing?

To have perfect health, we could all pay a price. There are always prices to be paid for everything. We must always decide if we want the new car or the new house? If we choose to live in this neighborhood the schools are good but the cars are noisy. In that one, it is quiet but there are no children around for ours to play with. We hope for the perfect place, but this home has fewer closets and we make compromises.

We all find that there are prices we cannot pay for healing. When we look at others who have worked hard to be healthy but it continues to elude them, consider that the price they must pay may be greater than they can bear. Physical health does not mean the end of suffering. There are those with poor health who may suffer less than many who have good health.

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Bonnie Koenig has been a licensed acupuncturist since 1999. She is passionate about helping people find real healing and real health. In the process she keeps asking about our attitudes towards sickness and health. Only by being clear on what sickness is, can we ever find health.

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