Just over 11 years ago I attended Tony Robbins’ Date with Destiny course on the Gold Coast in Australia; I lived in the UK at the time. I had to identify three goals or aspirations I wanted to achieve in the next 12 months. In effect they were:
- To have ‘fixed’ my daily back pain
- Have found my amazing life partner
- Be living in Australia
Debilitating daily back pain
After damaging my back in a roller-skating race with a friend in 1992 I had daily back pain caused by a bulging disc in my lower spine. Initially it was so debilitating I couldn’t straighten my back easily for nearly three months. Over the following 13 years I was in daily back pain almost all the time to the point where I’d constantly look for places to sit or stretch when walking around markets, a favourite past time of mine.
Finally, in 2005 after consistent chiropractic (three times per week) and a generally healthy outlook on life and food, I finally overcame my back pain. In hindsight I believe it was my teacher. Prior to my back pain I had little compassion for other people’s pain, issues and problems however thanks to my back pain I believe I’ve improved in that area considerably. Read more »