When one of my friends recently confided that she was massively stressed out and just couldn’t relax I asked her what method she was using to relax. She looked at me, perplexed. “I’m not,” she said “I don’t relax. I wouldn’t know how to.”
It put me in mind of where I was some years back, lying in hospital feeling very sorry for myself.
I had suffered a spontaneous pnueomothorax (that’s a collapsed lung to you and me). According to the doctors there was no apparent reason for this condition. It happened a total of THREE TIMES over a two-year period before I finally got the message!