A telling point was an old lady battling with her own limitations, strongly recommending a fellow resident not to take the step down to the water. Alarmingly the step was about the height of a gutter. The question has to be asked - how did the residents develop such a sense of disempowerment? Is it their injury or is it the relationship they develop to their injury?
The thing you think you cannot do - Gordon Livingston MD
You dont have to travel far to see someone "hobbling down the street" with an injury, a limp, a lop-sided walk. How many of those injuries are an attachment? By attachment, the injury has been so etched into the lifestyle of the person that they have no intention of getting it fixed.
Many holistic health practitioners will take a different approach to healing. A common comment from a teacher in a Yoga class could be "Your hips store your anxieties".
A holistic counsellor may try to understand the underlying cause of an injury or an ailment. If you are lucky enough to find a counsellor who is also a practising naturopath you may find a treatment or change of diet you were not expecting cures your issue.
Many traditions discuss the topic of attachment. Attaching to our fears and ailments can prevent us from seeking a cure.
We started with the title of "know your limitations" - however a conclusion may be "what is unnecessarily limiting you for a happy healthy life". There are a staggering number of health practitioners that can help you learn to heal yourself.