Do you ever have times when you just feel defeated? You try this or that to only end up disappointed and disheartened? It happens to everyone.
I’ve been tasting the bitterness of disappointed hopes lately with my recovery. I’ve tried new tasks I think I can handle just to end up once again taking two steps back. These were simple things like climbing stairs, or household chores, things that used to come easily but are now difficult and frustrating, resulting in nausea and fatigue.
That’s the physical struggle, but then there’s the spiritual struggle which accompanies the physical struggle because we are all connected: soul, body, spirit.
In her book ‘Beauty Marks’, Linda Barrick explains the difference between our bodies, souls and spirits like this:
Body: physiological, sense awareness, sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch.
Soul: psychological, self-awareness, mind, will, emotions.
Spirit: Spiritual, God awareness, Conscience, faith, worship, dwelling place of…
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