Can the Broken be Fixed?
I believe so. Honestly. Whether it’s your faucet, your brakes, or your knee, I believe in things being fixable. I came across this blog post by Lindsey Nobles and it really got me thinking. I don’t know Lindsey, nor do I know her story, but as a result of her story, she now has a new (and from the sounds of it, healthier) outlook on life. Her post today is about how we don’t appreciate what we have until it’s broken. Isn’t that so true?
It’s amazing how we focus on the negative and rarely the positive. For example, the car brakes down and it’s going to cost $1000 to fix, yet there’s no mention of the hours, days, and months we’ve driven it without any problems. When all systems were ‘go’, we didn’t think a thing of it, nor appreciate what we had in a perfectly running car.
Lindsey puts it as simply as one probably can: “We take perfection for granted.” WOW! That speaks, doesn’t it? Perfection is exactly what we have with the human body. There are no design flaws. It’s a perfect creation, and yet, only when it’s ‘broken’ do we snap to attention to address the problem. Of course, if you know anything about Egoscue or have read any of the other posts here, you know that I don’t believe your knee pain means your body is ‘broken.’ Instead, it’s simply your body’s way of getting your attention. Just like your car, it’s alerting you to the fact that something isn’t quite right, and extra attention is needed. The good news is that BOTH are fixable.
Lindsey, if you happen to read this, let me say ‘Thank you’ for your post this morning. There is so much truth bottled up in your words. It took your iPhone breaking (which, as a fellow Mac user, sucks, by the way!) to allow you to reflect and bring you to a new level of realization. There is a lot of wisdom in your words, and I hope those reading your post will be changed.