I have scoliosis, which is a deformity of the spine. My spine is shaped like a question mark, it is not shaped like a normal spine.
My spine is deformed, and not only is it deformed, it presses on a lung which causes a lack of oxygen. This has caused me constant pain for many, many years. Boo hoo. Here is how I dealt with it…
First, I let it eat me alive until I wanted to die. I reached the point where I had no place to go but the mountains.
In an effort to find peace, I stretched my arms out high in the sky and I stretched as hard as I possibly could. I said over and over… “God is stretching out my spine, hence the growing pains. God is stretching out my spine, hence the growing pains.” I started sobbing tears of relief.
I did this every day and still do this every day. Rain or shine, I stretch my arms to the sky every day.
Then, I lost 25 lbs by eating a low carb diet (mostly eggs). The extra weight was a huge benefit to me, as my frame is not built for 200 lbs of solid muscle, steel and sex appeal. It is built for approximately 175 lbs of muscle, steel and sex appeal. At 200+ lbs I was as stiff as a board, at 175 lbs I feel as fit as a ballerina.
I started following the way of always moving forward by always doing something, always having a new place to go, always having something new to look forward to.
I do NOT sit in the same place while working. I am constantly moving. I sit, I lie down, I kneel, I stand, I walk, I squat like an Asian.
I am always doing something new, even at home in the war room. I constantly change. I do NOT stay in the same position. I am always moving forward and my back feels better than it has in 4 years.
This is what has given me new life. It is not drugs and it is not hugs, it is a lack of pain and an abundance of oxygen that breathed new life into that old ghost.
What does it always come down to? Just breathe, move your body, have a mission, get a geisha, and read New World Ronin because all of the answers are in that book.