Why is it you sometimes need to visit a doctor, chiro, physical therapist, massage therapist, etc. time and time again for the same problem? They adjust you, work with you in a manner that seems to provide relief but within a few weeks or months, you’re back in their office again. I have been to them all and credit is due in helping with immediate pain or to fix something.
Sometimes it works long term.
Sometimes, only temporarily.
I want to speak to the temporary fix.
Until you figure out what’s creating the problem, it will likely return.
For example, if you are overweight you understand that eating too much, moving too little or a combination of both is likely creating the problem. You can go on different types of diets, you might do a fast, you might work out for the first two months in the New Year but if you don’t change those first two factors, over the long term your body’s weight remains the same.
You’re experiencing pain. Not able to move well. Feeling restricted perhaps in what you’re trying to do or you may be the type to just power through, get an ‘adjustment’, chow down on ibuprofen for months on end … but until you learn what’s creating the problem you won’t find long-term change or well-being.
If you suffer from an addiction, you may quit ‘the addiction’ but it will probably show up again and again unless you figure out what lies beneath.
The weight, the pain, the addiction … and so it goes …
The problem is (and we all know this) if you keep doing the same thing you end up with the same result.
However, if you can first, pay attention you will actually learn to sense, see and feel signals your body provides that can guide you to what’s below your current level of awareness or understanding. Those signals are signposts that can lead to healing and wellness.
It’s not easy to do but with practice, information and support, we can most often, figure it out.