Healing greetings everyone, Today is my eighth day in the program. I am so looking forward to every day's activity. I am also enjoying journaling. Though it gets tough sometimes, I remind myself that medicine is not always the most pleasant experience. I think about the freedom that I am and will continue to experience as I let go of experiences that are not edifying. This afternoon, I got myself wrapped up because it was mighty cold and went for a walk. Granted that I did a lot of walking this morning doing errands. I was a bit tired but decided a walk would energize me. I did not make it to 50 meters away from my house when pain ceased both my hips. Granted that I had my right hip operated 1 month ago. The left hip has been complaining due to the double weight it had to carry as I was recuperating from a right foot and right hip operation. I did do the positive self-talk. I told myself that what I was feeling was not real but in all honesty, the cramps were so bad that I had to return home. Nevertheless, I did not assume a vanquished attitude. I talked to my mind and said that tomorrow we are going for a walk. We will do it early when I am fresh and feel fit . So, I did not feel like I was at a loss. I brought myself back to the house and did some gentle Pilates and stretching. What I got out of this experience is that sometimes, depending on how resistant the pain can get, especially at the early stages as in my case, one still has to move. It also depends on what kind of adjunct condition one may have (in my case I am recovering from surgery). The idea is to be loving and gentle and somehow continue moving within a safe space. Whether stretching or doing Pilates or yoga, even jumping on a stationary bike/ The idea is not to sit or lie down defeated wriggling in pain. Health to all of you!