Be Still and Know

Posted: August 27, 2012 in Life and Stuff, Uncategorized

OverwhelmedByJoy

Sometimes silence is golden. Today is one of those days.

One medical issue I deal with is occipital neuralgia. I can think of few things that generate such a level of pain as this. Ironically, it has taught me a lot over the years. Have you ever experienced something that overwhelms you so much that silence seems to be your only friend? Today I am so thankful for silence.

Occipital neuralgia has several distinctive features. For me, it begins with a sensation of having put my finger in a light socket. More accurately, that sensation runs from the base of my skull up the side of my head, and thankfully taking a rest near the top of my head.

When this intruder arrives – unannounced, unwelcome, uninvited – I want to shut down. If I take a moment to ponder some blessing from this, I can eventually…

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