Pathways of the Soul Sometimes Best Begin at the Toes
Majid Ali, M.D.
“How are you?” I asked.
“Angry and dizzy,” she replied.
“Do you know why?”
“I have been very angry for a long time.”
“That’s new and frightening.”
“Do you think there is a connection between anger and dizziness?”
“What is it?”
“Anger takes a lot of energy, doesn’t it.”
“Yes, it does. What else?”
“You tell me. I’m not a doctor.”
“Well, anger tightens muscles and increases acidity in the body. Anger drains and then depletes the adrenal glands. Anger lowers blood testosterone levels in men and increase them in women. But I am thinking of something else here and …”
“What?” she interrupted me.
“Your two beautiful daughters.”
“Yes, the are precious but they do not make me angry and dizzy.”
I recalled the day when she told me how she couldn’t love her daughters the way she wished she could but decided to change the subject.
“I’m thinking of their toes.” I resumed.
“Toes of my daughters?”
“Yes, the toes of your daughters. How old are they?”
“Nine and seven.”
“How often do you rub their toes?” I asked.
“I used to when they were little. I don’t do that anymore,” she replied sadly.
“Yes, why don’t you now rub your daughters’ toes?”
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