Nurse Wisdom from the ICU at OHSU (3.31.19)
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Perspective is everything. We do not see the world as it is. We see the world as we are. Fear and anxiety are not the best tour guides to rely on to interpret the landscape you are traveling through. Their focus is narrow and can’t see past the obstacle in the path. Hire a tour guide that can give you a wider lens and help you see the obstacles are the path.
More nurse wisdom from the 7th floor ICU at OHSU: “I know today was really distressing for you. Healing doesn’t always look like we think it should look like. If you stopped a surgery midway and evaluated the surgery at that moment it would look like a mess and complete disaster. It is just a moment in the whole process of healing. Try not to evaluate every moment in this journey because you are looking through the lens of fear and worry. Healing is never a straight line. Today is a sentence in the story. It is not the whole story. Breathe. Trust. Practice good self-care. And, remember, healing works the night shift. Healing does it’s best work in the dark.”
So, dear ones, have courage to give your darker moments space in the story and remember it is not the whole story. The Divine energy of healing works the night shift. Healing does it’s best work in the dark.