You are not alone.
Living with fibromyalgia can be isolating. It is near impossible for someone without fibromyalgia to understand what we are going though. Many times, we are blamed or criticized for having to cancel an appointment or get together. Or people think we are lazy if we cannot keep up with the pace of the world around us. Simple things like doing laundry or cleaning house are a major event and sometimes we just don’t have the energy or strength to do it.
We feel unseen and unheard.
Doctors often think it is all in our head. Even if they acknowledge the fibromyalgia, many are clueless about what to do. They feel helpless.
We feel discouraged and alone.
They don’t understand. It is impossible.
Some years ago, a friend of mine had spinal meningitis. He was hospitalized for several days. Once he was released, he came to visit me. He told me that he now understood what I was experiencing.
I finally felt heard and seen. And was grateful for his understanding. Yet, I didn’t leave it there. I asked him to imagine feeling like that for 30 years rather than just a week. It puts a whole new perspective on living with fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia wears you down, until nothing is left. Or so it would seem.
I think that fibromyalgia is like the ocean beating upon the coast. It wears down the rocks. What is left is our true essence. That is something that nothing can take away from us.
Connection with that inner essence has allowed me to stay whole and connected to something deeper than what I do or don’t do. Having a connection to my calm inner presence has made my life bearable and worthwhile. It allows me to get out of bed each day and find things that make my life worthwhile . . . like writing my blogs and inspiring quotes for you. In that way, I feel connected and not alone.
So, thank you for being in my life.
Join me on July 18 for my free workshop entitled: Connect with your Calm Inner Presence. to reconnect with your own Inner connection and connect with other men and women needing connection with a group that will understand and hear you.
May you feel connected. 💕Bindu