This post is not about my comments and thoughts, but about another blog's comments and thoughts. They ring true and wise to me.
But his thoughts and struggles mingle with mine. I posted just a short time ago about knee rehab. As I was chatting with a friend the other day, I was prattling on about emotional rehab. After the conversation, I kept thinking about those two things in juxtaposition. I rehab my knee by doing intelligent, planned things that hurt it until it quits hurting, and then I move on to something more challenging. I wonder whether the same thing could be done for emotions?
Is there an exercise that would stretch my emotions where they are damaged, and that would let me grow more flexible and stronger?
Just this evening I found a yardstick. Dan Allender says that a healthy person has an optimistic resolve about their future. That is a great, fantastic phrase. I am in awe of it. It is perfect. It is measurable, achievable, and meaningful.
I don't have any exercises yet, but the juices are flowing, and the gears have started grinding. Who knows what may get mangled before it's all over. :-)
So, what about that link I promised?
The blogger at Beauty Out of Ugly Things is posting more than honestly about his current rehab. As part of his weaponry, he answers 10 questions with a brother every morning. The practice, the questions and the lessons woven into his answers are substantial and more than humbling. If you visit, I'd take my hat off before I entered.