Musings

Some simple and occasional writings on Acupuncture, Yoga and Practice, and exploring the meaning of all three in a complicated world. I welcome your comments.

Beautiful Complexity, Part 1

"Is illness also this way, the quiet question mark sort that sneaks in, at first harmless and undetected, taking up residence in your flesh? That begins primarily as life trying to preserve itself, your healthy body simply the hostile territory it must conquer in order to carry out that most basic need that all living things share, to simply exist?"

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Pain: What you Cannot Feel You Cannot Care For

"Disease strangles nerves, kills off feeling, and what you cannot feel you cannot take care of; not the disease but the patient does the damage...pain serves a purpose. Without it you are in danger. What you cannot feel you cannot take care of...pain and sensation define the self; what you cannot feel is not you...your extremities become lost to you." -Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

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