As I lay in bed for the fifth night of illness in my house, I must recognize that our health has such a determining factor on what we are able to do. So many of us see our physical body as almost an obstacle or an inconvenience to doing all the other things we want to do.
However, we cannot ignore it away. Our body’s state of health is a huge determining factor to the rest of our lives. Its power feels finite and almost non-negotiable. I must work with my body or I won’t be able to do anything at all.
Yielding to our body’s influence and wisdom seems an appropriate response. This is not a case where powering over makes sense.
Yielding to power in this case is not a weakness. It’s an acknowledgment and a partnership.