” Grandma, how do you cope with pain?”
” With your hands, honey. If you do it with your mind instead of relieving pain, this one toughens even harder “.
” With your hands grandma?”
” Yes. Our hands are the antennas of our soul. If you move them knitting, cooking, painting, playing or sinking them into the ground, you send signs of care to the deepest part of you. And your soul lights up because you’re paying attention to it. Then the signs of pain will no longer be necessary “.
” Hands are really that important?”
” Yes, my daughter. Think about babies: They begin to know the world thanks to the touch of their little hands. If you look at the hands of old people, they tell you more about their life than any other body part. Everything that is done by hand is said to be made with the heart. Because it’s really like this: Hands and heart are connected. Masseurs know it well: when they touch someone else’s body with their hands they create a deep connection. It is precisely from this connection that healing comes. Think of lovers: When they touch hands, they make love in a more sublime way “.
” My hands grandma… how long haven’t I used them like this!”
” Move them, my love, begin to create with them and everything within you will move. The pain will not pass. And instead loaue do with them will become the most beautiful masterpiece. And it won’t hurt anymore. Because you have been able to transform its essence “.
From Elena Bernabè (author)
Shared and translated by Takiruna.