Since late Saturday afternoon my mind and body have been bombarded with pain stemming from likely disk bulging in lower spine. Inability to pee for five days adds an element of urgency to the proceedings. Physiotherapeutic and chiropractic treatments notwithstanding, pain has not become my friend. My resolve, therefore, is to present at the hospital’s emergency department this morning and beg for access to their gadgets and expertise. Shoot me if you must, but kindly end this agony :-).
For over one hundred hours now, I’ve paid attention to pain’s minutia, examined my reaction to it, and excavated some teachings from within physical suffering. High time to open the mind’s eyes to a larger view of things:
remember who made you
and those before you and those before them
all those ancestors are within you,
stretching back to Creation.
whom will you be within?
source: Sudo, P. T. (2000). Zen sex: the way of making love. HarperSanFrancisco, p. 172. image: www.myspace.com/daimokugongyo.