Monday, 22 January 2018

Pointers



'Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against'

The quote is Rumi, a  Islamic poet who lived in the 13th century.  I keep coming across him lately and love the way that his beautiful words can touch the soul of someone living nearly eight hundred years later.  The picture is one of those random ones from Pixabay that I now collect just for the hell of it.  A random melange which seems to work quite well don't you think?

I've hurt my back.  I don't know which micro-movement jarred it.  Nothing obvious springs to mind.   It started with a dull ache yesterday morning.   I have an idea that physical pain can be a metaphor for something at the emotional level.  Ibuprofen and paracetamol, my normal trusty combo of analgesia aren't touching the sides so I'm delving within and looking for pointers.  Send healing my friends and to Louis too.  He fell in the bathroom yesterday, bit his tongue and is on a soft cold diet!


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  1. I send you both lots of healing vibes. I’m a lifelong back sufferer and yes, stress makes it worse. Take care both of you-I’m off to the dentist this morning. Catriona

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    1. Hope your dental trip was pain and stress free. Scary Secretary went too yesterday. She looked poorly. It's like a hospital ward in our office! xx

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  2. Wishing you both well, ouch to the bitten tongue! I have been encountering Rumi too, usually on Pinterest.

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    1. Ah Rumi's getting about isn't he?! xx

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  3. Oh dear...hope it all mends soonx
    Arilx

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  4. You two are in the wars at the moment. Hope you both feel better soon. Oddly enough I have just tweaked my back too. I have had a dreadful cold for over a week now and then on Saturday I slipped on ice on our path. I skidded and managed to jerk myself upright, saving myself, but tweaking my back which has been sore ever since. Why is it that several things seem to come together sometimes. Never mind, as you say keep positive thoughts.

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    1. Some people say that several things come together because we haven't learnt the lesson being taught yet. xx

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  5. I'm being driven mad by trying to remember which Beatles song that refrain came from. I can sing the song but the title eludes me. Argh....it made me feel very nostalgic. Rose x

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    1. It's the wonderful 'We can work it out'x

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    2. Thanks! Had complete mental block x Rose

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    3. Glad I've got an answer to this too. I couldn't remember. xx

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  6. Hope you both feel better soon. Luckily (they say) that tongues heal very fast. Take care of yourselves. JanF

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    1. I am glad tongues heal fast. He is suffering my poor baby. xx

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  7. Sorry to sound old fashioned but it's not a chill in your kidneys I hope.That's a bit painful for your Louis too.I wish you both to be as good as new very soon.I love Rumi-I have a small book of his-
    Tales from Rumi x

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    1. Lower than kidneys but I like the old fashioned expression. xx

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  8. Positive vibes should be with you right now and for Louis too. xx

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    1. Many thanks for those. I think that I can feel them!!! xx

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  9. Just remembered-a couple of weeks ago whilst out with my dogs I bent down to attach a lead & I couldn't get up again.I knelt down & crawled to a tree to help me up.This was only for 2 days-I did some stretching & it improved & last week I heard a click in my spine while at yoga class & I just get a twinge in my lower back now x

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    1. Look after it. Rest, exercise, anti inflammatory combo. xx

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