When we refuse to face the obvious or place blame where it usually is unfounded, problems germinate. Our minds and bodies are sponges that soak up thoughts, feelings, experiences, visions, and impacts. Both the mind and body retain their own memory. When we fail to acknowledge or accept that we are holding on to unnecessary baggage or even garbage that may be contaminating our system, problems begin to arise.
For those of us who deny our symptoms, illnesses, or our perspective on own personal health, we fail to realize that there are warning signs being presented. Avoiding a warning sign, be it a tremor, balance issues, weakness, or any noticeable change in medical condition should be a wakeup call that there is work to be done and not dismissed.
Don’t deny denial. Once you overcome denial you can address the issue or issues at hand and begin healing. No doubt, it takes courage, fortitude, awareness, and some trust to admit that you may have an unaddressed physical, mental, or emotional issue to deal with. Much of improving our lives is discovering those issues and buffing them out–not storing them. It’s called growth.
The first step in breaking denial’s hold is taking a hard look at oneself. Don’t like what you see? Guess what? You can change it!
Accepting that you see a change, either positive or negative, is a good place to begin. Realizing that there may be work needed, be it physical, psychological, spiritual, or a combination of modalities may be the answer to get you back to the path of health. The sooner that you can make sense of the signals that your body is sending you and not ignoring them, the sooner you can help yourself and heal.
(This is just my opinion–I am not a doctor of any kind. I’m just an English Major.)