Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Week of INWARD LOOKING: Question 1



The Week of Inward Looking 
via Patti Digh and Others
Question 1. What have I learned and lived in 2012?  In my head, in my body or both? What would living more fully in y body in 2013 bring to me?  How can I embody life and learning as I move through this liminal (transitional) space between now and next?  How can I more fully learn from the neck down in 2013?
This long question relates to my own hopes for the new year.  Just today I referred to a mental health site to congregate a list of my symptoms for calling my doctor.  I wanted to be prepared when the nurse asked me what’s going on with me.  Here is my list, it seems extensive to me, but I’m experiencing all of them.  And it’s wreaking havoc with my life. 
My symptoms:
depression
fatigue
insomnia
restlessness 
inabilty to concentrate
weight gain
I know that many of these are part of Fibromyalgia, which I have.

Goals that I have set recently have fallen by the wayside such as:
1. clearing the table that sits in my room that is used for-
computer, scrapbooking, and walking on my treadmill. 
2. walking on my treadmill or working out to my Richard Simmons DVD
3.prioritizing my spiritual workout ahead of other activities 
4. starting a spiritual-based blog





2 comments:

Gloria said...

Hi Nonnie. Just popped online for a few minutes and wanted to say to you that life is great. Been there, done that. So what I do is just take one step at a time, slowly but surely. Step outside in the early morn, say your prayers and your thankful prayers. I always say the Lord's Prayer and then A Hail Mary. Taking a deep breath and being thankful that I am alive is enough to keep me going. Sending you well wishes and good spirit. Take care and smile like in your pretty picture. Well off I go to make Empanadas with pumpkin and cream cheess and brown sugar. Hasta La Vista!

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you so much for your input, Gloria. I will give your way of starting the day a try.
my hips don't need your Empanadas, but they sound tasty!
Happy 3rd day of Christmas.