Can Think Again

I have spent the past few days really sick. I knew I was in trouble last Wednesday when I felt the chest congestion coming on. A couple days ago, I coughed so hard that it felt like my throat was closing. I had never had that before. Usually, when I get a cold, it is literally all in my head, with endless nose blowing. When it goes to my chest, that’s a whole different level. The coughing gave me such a headache I could not string two coherent thoughts together.

Then, last night, watching TV, I realized I was thinking clearly. Wow.

Never take your ability to think for granted.

I got a taste of serenity and stillness because my mind was operating so slowly that I could feel the empty spaces more clearly. It was beautiful.

I am grateful for the healing of my lungs and nose. I’ve learned to take healing from wherever it comes. Its source is surprising at times.


About cdhoagpurple

I live in Michigan. I was Greek Orthodox (and previously Protestant), but now am more Buddhist than anything. I am single now (through the till-death-do-you-part clause of the marriage contract). My husband Barry was a good man and celebrated 30 years in AA. I am overly educated, with an MBA. My life felt terminally in-limbo while caring for a sick husband, but I am free now. I see all things as being in transition. Impermanence is the ultimate fact of life. Nothing remains the same, good or bad.

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