Injuries healed after a fall

While shoveling snow one winter morning a couple of years ago, I slipped on our icy front steps and landed very hard on my back. Though stunned, I tried to get up and carry on. I was feeling burdened by work responsibilities and was reluctant to take time off for rest or recuperation. So I tried to go in to work, but there were such strange sensations in my body that I felt unable to concentrate.

Over the next couple of days, I became more fearful. There were internal pains, including chest pains, that were not yielding. I was not able to move normally, and getting into bed at night was such a project that I dreaded it. Every night I could sleep for only a few hours before I would be awakened by intense pain and would have to get up and sit on my sofa. Feeling that my own prayers were not yielding enough progress, I called a Christian Science practitioner to support me metaphysically in prayer.

One of the things she must have detected from our conversations is that I was quite caught up in the experience of falling. It was hard not to relive the incident, and privately I also wondered why I hadn’t taken better care of myself. I could have been wearing better ice cleats on my boots, or held the railing more securely, or taken other precautions. But all those thoughts of self-pity and obsession with mortal history were not helping me find healing.

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