"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."
- Henri Bergson
If this year hasn't thrown you a few curve balls, then I am not sure what planet you are living on. 2020 has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging years we have faced this century. Ironically, the most difficult part of change is often our resistance to it. But if we can learn to accept what is in front of us, we open ourselves up to the dynamic experience of presence.
2020 has been a clarifying year. Yet again, I have had the opportunity to acknowledge that change is the most constant thing about life. Even in the healing process we are constantly changing, and shifting in our relationship to our bodies. All as part of the process of shedding layers and getting reconnected to the source of vitality that lives within all of us.
As a chiropractor, I have spent years studying and appreciating the dynamic nature of the human body. We are at our best when we are dynamic and present. This is true for our physiology and for our psyche. When our central nervous system is open to receive, and adapt to input, we are capable of incredible things. When our system is challenged, blocked, or stuck, we struggle to maintain the most basic ease of function.
Just the other day my dad described an old Chinese saying: Crisis equals both opportunity and risk. We can choose to open ourselves up to what is in front of us, and give ourselves the opportunity at an expanded experience. Or we can close ourselves off. We are faced with this choice every day, especially in matters of our health and healing.
It is this exact thing that continues to guide me down my path as a Chiropractor. I am here to serve my community by creating opportunities to heal and adapt. In the face of the adversity that this year has brought, I am committed to this now more than ever. I invite you to join me in the benefits of adapting to change. Together we can seize this opportunity, all while embracing the risk.
Take the time to see the change around you, appreciate it, acknowledge that it is a part of life, and above all, make sure that you are keeping your nervous system clear by getting adjusted. The way we do one thing, translates to the way we do everything. What ways can you open yourself up to change?