The road to recovery – Rupture progress
The road to recovery is long and arduous but also comes with many moments of achievement. I have discovered even more about my mind and body alike, and I continue to push on. Each milestone is one to be proud of and I never lose sight of the end goal! #TokyoTakeDown #JBE2Point0
Needless to say, I have faced one of the biggest challenges of my life dealing with this injury on my journey to Tokyo. The worst part for me was being in the cast for 2 weeks; more specifically being unable to do anything physical for risk of sweat infecting the wound. Bathing was difficult with having to hold my foot out of the bath, I was pretty much confined to crawling around the house, up and down the stairs and hopping about the place. However, it was a great opportunity to use the extra time I had on my hands to focus on my mind. My meditation practice doubled during this time, which I felt was essential as my mind was so much busier following the rupture. Prior to the rupture, I was finding it easy to focus, whereas after, it was much more difficult. Taking 10 minutes two or three times a day to quiet my mind helped me start returning to my normal self and now, 12 weeks later, I am once again finding that place of stillness. Read back to my post around mental health here.
The main point I am trying to make here is that if you undergo a serious injury, it is your mind which creates the problems you may experience…wishing things were different, wishing you were able to do more, thinking back to how things used to be and how it has seriously affected your chances of achieving your dreams. All of these thoughts are simply thoughts, but without looking inwards, you are no closer to acknowledging that this as the truth. So I have taken a moment to look inwards, to come into the moment I am in and realise that at this point in time, there is no problem, just a situation to deal with.