Celebrate Being Broken

A sad reality of being in chronic pain is “feeling broken”. It is a frustrating place to be and it really does not feel good to be there either. gold repaired bowlYou feel like you cannot contribute fully to your life, your family or your work. This “broken” part of you is all consuming and it is hard to think or focus on anything else. Does it really have to be that way or can we change our attitude and make it better?

What if the “broken” pieces of yourself is what truly made you unique? What if these “broken”things in your body is what allowed you the compassion and understanding of others in a similar place? What if this “broken” body slowed you down so that you could re-evaluate what is important in your life and live in accordance with those values? What if your “broken” hurts allowed you to let go of what no longer serves you without having to feel guilty about it?

Once a piece of pottery is broken and repaired with gold there will never be another one like it. The same is true of you once you have gone though your experiences that have made you feel broken… you may never be quite the same as you were before but you will also be a very unique individual with a unique perspective, understanding and approach in life.

Think how your pain is helping you and how it may be serving you in a way you may not have recognized before. Once acknowledged, then maybe you will be able to let the pain go. Then you can then reflect on it with seams of gold that will shine your uniqueness and beauty into the world.




About Lisa Marie Keller

Lisa Marie Keller wants to live in a world where it is commonplace to dance to the music of life. As a pain management specialist, she's been working as a Physical Therapist resolving the pain of her patients for a variety of conditions including but not limited to chronic back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain foot pain and even headaches for over thirteen years. Following seven years of traditional schooling and more years than she would like to remember at the School of Hard Knocks resolving her own pain and body dysfunctions she has become the Queen of Conquering Pain. When she’s not pondering on how to solve the next health dilemma, you can find her dancing around in her living room to music that is played much too loud, making snobby comments about amazing wine and fantasizing about where she is going to travel to next. Her first book — Free My Back — hit the Amazon Marketplace in August 2014. You can get a free e-book version of Free My Back by registering at www.freemyback.com
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2 Responses to Celebrate Being Broken

  1. lifeinslowmotion says:

    This is a great perspective – I have been thinking through this concept myself and wondering what this might look like practically in my own life. I am convinced that what you write is true, but I have also found that it is so incredibly difficult to live this out. But I am trying, one day at a time 🙂

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