Acceptance of our back or hip pain allows change to take place; it means we're open to acquire the knowledge on our journey to have a life free of pain. When our minds are calm and uncluttered our thoughts mean something and are worthwhile to listen to, or we may hear something which we pick up on, or by taking time to look around us we notice things which are brought to our attention for a reason and when we notice, we can take action because it feels right and resolve can happen.
When we battle with ourselves refusing to acknowledge our pain, a battle we may not even notice we are having until we sit and think about it and then with hindsight we realise our actions are detrimental to our back or hip pain and any type of relief evades us. When we accept our situation we are taking matters into our own hands and personally doing something about it, we are gaining control of our life, pain and eventual solution.
Taking time to sit and think we discover all sorts of things, it may be that our emotional wellbeing is being neglected and our needs are not being met, again we haven't noticed as we are too busy, taking too much on, our mind with many thought processes at once and without any connection to our bodies and our feelings are blinding us. This disconnection between mind and body can be regained by focusing on ourselves each day to be able to notice and begin to peel back the layers and discover the real us hidden underneath.
Becoming pain free is a lifestyle change and to be true to who we really are, to have our own identity, our independence, living our own lives, making decisions based on how we feel, when it feels right and when the time is right, not forcing the issue.
Past and present conditioning from parenting, schooling, friendships and relationships can play a part in our pain, but once we recognise the way we are thinking and acting we can question whether it is true as it is today and look to improve or change for the better,it's easy to change with a little regular effort and thought each day considering issues in our life. Looking within and to ourselves not to others in our lives as there will be something we need to learn about ourselves in any given situation and how we're dealing with it, it's our own lesson to learn. A person may be there providing the dissonance, but the solution is within to grow, improve and have a better life.
Pain can be just a point in time, a short chapter in our lives, but when we're in pain it feels like an eternity and that it's going to last forever, especially when pain becomes chronic and dominates our every waking hour.
My pain was 7 out of 45 years, it seems nothing now and so can yours, weigh it up, if you accept your situation now and then spend time on yourself each day to learn and understand then health, happiness and a life free of pain is possible, then it does not seem so much of a task for the result that's achievable, it really is perspective and changing our perspective to our advantage to empower us and taking a little 'me' time each day to learn about ourselves.
Noticing our gut instinct and being guided by it, prevents ourselves further pain as we learn from our experiences and so stop repeating things that we haven't learned our lesson from (why does it always happen to me). We may battle as we think 'do it' but we feel we shouldn't. Making changes takes strength of character as in our minds it can be something we think we must absolutely do and for a time we should as it is providing an opportunity to learn something we need, but still we do not want to give it up. If we think, it is for just for a while until our pain goes this empowers us and it is then more acceptable to make the change, but perhaps in the long run, it is not right for us and this is the message we need to learn and then this change can lead onto something even greater which serves us better than we could have imagined.
Accepting our pain is the start of the process of making changes because it feels right and will enhance our health, wellbeing, happiness serving us better for the future and to a life free of pain.