resilience- 1. the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens 2. the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress
I am resilient.
It will never cease to amaze me the resilience in human nature. We don't always recognize it in ourselves or each other but the potential is there. If you are currently going through TSW then please don't ever forget how strong you are. The fact you even made the choice to embark on this journey says so much about you.
It may not look like it on the outside yet, but I am familiar with this tedious process and I already feel the healing happening. The heat on the inside is gone and the itch has even subsided . It heals from the inside out, just like most healing processes. I will say though that I woke up around 3:50 last night itchy and irritated. On the Traditional Chinese Medicine clock for our organs 3-5AM is the time of the lungs which is closely correlated with skin. So this morning I did 5 minutes of sheetali breathing after my meditation. Sheetali breathing is a cooling pranayama where you roll your tongue and breath through your mouth slowly and exhale through your nose. Sheetali breathing cools the body, adds moisture to the system, and, in the practice of Ayurveda, soothes a pitta imbalance or excess heat in the body.
As for my diet, I am drinking two green juices a day, mostly soups and lots of cooked veggies and tons of herbal tea and water. I am giving my digestive system a break and allowing my body to focus on the inflammation and healing the scab on my neck.
I am still going to teach my yoga class tonight and I am going to teach on the resilience of human nature. At first, I thought "Man, I should probably wear my hear down to hide my skin... but what kind of example is that? I preach about staying vulnerable and authentic and that that's where the magic happens and then I'm planning to hide my fire I'm trying to put out? No. Tonight, I wear my hair like Rey off Star Wars."
Stay resilient skin warriors.