As I noted in my last post, I've had some pretty bad writer's block over the second half of this year. Not surprisingly it coincided with a back injury. As most exercise enthusiasts will tell you, injury is often a quick route to depression. It's understandable that not being able to participate in an activity you enjoy is a downer, but injury can also wreak havoc on your psyche. Is my body breaking down? Am I getting old? Is it all downhill from here?
Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to discuss some of the things I learned while dealing with my back injury. But the most important lesson is a philosophical one. Nelson Mandela once said, "No matter where you find yourself, there is always journey ahead". Life isn't fair, and we can certainly find ourselves in disheartening situations. Once you accept your reality you can then get to work. The work may get you back to where you were... or it may involve transformation. It is this work wherein lies the salvation.