Friday, January 15, 2016

Breaking the Shackles of Chronic Pain through Photographs

In my blog, The Setting, the Shutter, and the Power of Resolution, I talked about my 2015 New Year’s resolution - "Learning to use the manual settings on my new digital SLR camera". I think of that blog as a metaphor for transforming adversity into opportunity, a concept I use to cope as a person living with chronic pain and illness.

Photographs Speak All Languages

A universal language is revealed through photography. That’s why, as most of our readers know, my co-author and I use our photographs to convey feelings associated with the daily quotes and affirmations we share to inspire you to interact with through the exercises and questions we ask in the Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain series.

For this piece, I want to share a photo from my personal collection that is shared in our Winter Devotions book.
Day Twenty

This photograph is from “Day Twenty”, a day that explores how we deal with brainfog, which often accompanies chronic pain and illness.

We transform the pictures in our mind when we give them a name that expresses how we feel. Today, I think I shall name it…

Beauty in Obscurity: Enhancing Our Vision

As the poet Hannah Moore said, “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”   So, I propose this to you...

What do you see in the photograph? How would you title it today, in this moment?

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"Adversity is only an obstacle if we fail to see opportunity."  
Celeste Cooper, RN
Author—Patient—Health Central Chronic Pain Pro Advocate

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