While contemplating yet another conflict with my partner, tonight, I eventually ended up being led to two talks which put into perspective exactly what I needed to hear right now:
The first is that my job in my practice as an integrative practitioner of Osteopathy – and as a person living Life, like any other person – is to help myself, and others with whom I work, to see that as important as everything we do for our bodies, is (diet, exercise, adequate sleep, good integrative care when that is needed, and NOT when its not) … all of that pales in comparison with the central importance of the other factors beneath “physical health” in “The Whole Health Cairn” drawing from Dr, Lissa Rankin’s TedTalk, below. This talk is a good stepping off point for me to write what has been percolating for me in the last year and a half or so. More on that in a following post …..
And, Secondly, the crucial need for Vulnerability – as so eloquently spoken of by Brené Brown, PhD. Dr. Brown’s TedTalk is referred to in Lissa Rankin’s video, and though I had seen it before, it had even more impact tonight.
In précis form, in order to live a whole-hearted life (one much less wrought with struggle) Dr. Brown points out that we MUST acknowledge the fundamental importance of courageously stepping into vulnerability. Her research showed that the willingness to do this was the key ingredient that distinguished people living mostly happy lives, from peers leading lives of mostly suffering. This last phrase is my language and not hers. Anyway, both of these videos come with a high recommendation….