Posted on 8/8/2016 by Mark Hutchinson, Partner at WEO Media
"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity." - Hippocrates
"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music." - Billy Joel
Is there anyone that is free from all injury or suffering? I don’t think so.
In our relative world it is of paramount importance to recognize that healing is something we all need at all times. Injury, pain, and suffering come in many forms and so it isn’t much of a stretch to think that healing itself must also come in many forms.
There is a tendency, in our modern society, to treat healing like a commodity to be acquired or like a service at a drive-thru fast food restaurant. The idea seems to be that “hurt now” equals “get fixed up” and then do the more important things (like play Pokémon Go). Have you ever noticed that attitude in yourself? It’s almost like we are too busy to be bothered with our own healing and that we think that someone else is responsible for taking care of that.
So ask yourself this question:Do you feel fully healthy right now?
If your answer is yes, then you are the exception to the rule! Most people will recognize aches, pains, problems, and trauma of all sorts that still linger at some level inside themselves. Even little hurts that don’t fully heal build up over time and eat away at our enjoyment of life.
Perhaps healing is more of a constant process that needs our time and attention to be successful. The when, the how, and the what of your own healing is a process of discovery, patience, persistence, and acceptance.
Life will knock you around at least a little, but when we make recovery and continuous healing part of our daily routine then you’ll find that you are far more resilient than you thought.
So listen to some music, take a walk, take a nap, forgive someone, pay attention to your head and heart and the opportunities for health will come!