Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wanted to pay my respects to Dr. King today. As a history major in college, I studied Dr. King and his work. I studied his drive, determination, commitment, and ultimately, legacy. Dr. King believed what he was saying. He knew that he had a higher calling, that there was more to his life than just being an African-American kid from Atlanta growing up in the middle of the racist south.

While there are thousands of Dr. King quotes, this is one of my favorites:

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Of course, with this being a “posture/pain” blog, I immediately make the connection to what our clients go through to eliminate their pain. If you want to change your pain, your current condition, and your health destiny, it’s going to come through struggle. You have to straighten your back (quite literally!) and WORK for your freedom. Your body can change. Your body can heal. But it’s going to take work!

QUESTION: What’s your favorite Dr. King quote?