(edited, originally posted by Arcaro Boxing)
When I think of the healing process, I think of training. Both are challenging, painful and uncomfortable. Both lead you to new understandings about yourself. Both transform you and take you places you never thought you would go and both put you back on your feet with renewed vigor.
Both healing and training are unbearable if all you can think about is making things different or if you focus on the outcome only. Healing and training require faith and belief in the process. It doesn’t matter what you have faith or belief in… it is the practice of believing, of having faith… the practice of sticking to what you know, even when doubt or fear want to put you on the mat!
Healing and training are most beneficial when you can fully embrace the process and are aware of everything that comes up. When you are scared, it’s best to acknowledge your fear and give it a second to have a voice, then you must go back to your belief and training. When you doubt you can do it or have the outcome you want, it is best to acknowledge that feeling, let it be spoken out loud and then go back to your original belief and knowing.
Champions aren’t the ones who never get tired, never have fear, never feel inept, never have doubt. Champions are the ones who know they are tired, weak, scared, inept and have doubt. Champions know when they should rest and when they need to push because they have allowed themselves to have a voice for everything they go through.
Healing is uncomfortable, but the process is powerful and especially when we all collectively go through it as aware as possible. Healing is a community effort and connects us all in unknown ways.