Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Images from the Heart: Unfettering Chronic Pain by Celeste Cooper

Treasures come in many forms and can mean different things to different people. When we discover our treasure—a lost picture, a rare doll, a long sought after coin, or a rock—it brings a twinkle to our eye and provides a calm blanket to our soul. Ahhhh, there it is.

[Excerpt] Cooper, C and Miller, J. Broken Body Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain, Spring Devotions edition, One Man’s Junk Is another Man’s Treasure.

A Treasure in Time

 “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
~John Lubbock, author of The Pleasures of Life

Unchained and reclaimed—photography speaks

Each day in the Broken Body Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain  series SpringSummer FallWinter offers a photograph meant to inspire new ways for managing the daily challenges we face. So, it’s only befitting to encourage you to do this exercise.

·        Find a favorite photo and name it. You may not remember all the events surrounding the picture, but you will capture how it made you feel.
·        Write a few words about it or assign a favorite quote that reflects your sentiments.
·        Share it on social media or keep it in a personal journal.

In the world of chronic pain and chronic illness, losing our ability to choose is often the tallest hurdle we face. This choice is entirely ours; we should embrace it.  

Metered, measured, and meaningful, light allows me to capture my feelings in the moment. Finding the right settings is a metaphor to finding the balance I need to move forward each day.

In healing,,Celeste

"Adversity is only an obstacle if we fail to see opportunity."

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Celeste Cooper, RN
Author—Patient—Freelance Writer at Health Central & ProHealth Advocate

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