They say I'm very severe!
Cheers doc you've made that very clear!
And theres no more to be done!
Happy soul my doc spoiling my fun!
Thats just how it is, whoopi doo! Too me this is a challenge,how very dare they tell me this negativity!!!
Several weeks back in apost I mentioned how I was looking for something and had come across Buddhism and meditation and that it was ticking my boxes.Well I've travelled the world in eighty days! Have read loads and listened to lots.Its only been 2-3 months so Iam by no means an expert in any of this,I only know what makes sense to me.Iam happy to say so far so good Here is a list of what I'm focusing on:-
MEDITATION--- Highly recommend
TEN MINDFUL MOVEMENTS---Highly recommend
YOGA ---Highly recommend
DIET---- Highly recommend
I have considered,contemplated and concluded that what Iam doing is a good thing.Already things are improving for me and with more practice and understanding can only get better and none of it can harm me,so a winning formula for me
I do this everyday Ive absolutely no idea Im doing it right but Im doing it anyway.I see this as my treat of the day because the feeling of calm,peace,joy and feeling refreshed and alive is such a good feeling afterwards.Also the breathing technique is good to practice helps you to really relax,especially the shoulders which mine automatically are hunched up round my earoles,being more aware of yourself gives you the choice to make change or not.Starting the meditation with focus on the breathing my shoulders are coming down far more easily and staying down.I know the resp nurses are always saying bring your shoulders down Jane,means we breathe better and correctly when they are down getting that lovely air down to the very bottom of our lungs,and in my case my lungs are very bliddy long!It is quite strange sometimes during the meditation my eyes always closed I get bright colours green ,bluey and orange? also heat around my head.Something that is strange your think Im going potty but I get black and white images of faces some of which I know and others that I dont!!?? oooo lol.
Gosh this is massive! If only we all practiced this,the world would be a better place.To be mindful of what and how we say things being thoughtful to whom we speak even if we are disagreeing.To care to listen properly no more lip service.Be thankful and grateful for what we have to enjoy nature and appreciate all beings.This is not difficult and gives lots of pleasure in an instant.As I say Im still learning and have a long ways to go.In trying these practices, forces you to check yourself out looking at your bare bones so to speak.When I started to listen to what I say have found that the use of the word' hate' is said quite alot also I am such a critic and fairly judgemental .Iam working on all these things and correcting myself all day long,"thats not very nice Jane how could you have said that better and differently?" bad habits eh? cos I dont really hate anything (maybe sprouts ) lol and who am I to judge!Looking at yourself although very cathartic can be painful.This has reared some past memories that I had forgotten and hidden well,to revisit these has caused the waterfalls to flow and at one point thought this would destroy me! But I have learned I cannot change the past I have looked at it and accept it is part of my history but have now let that go,it has no relevance to here today.Does feel like a weight has been lifted so this helps the feel good factor loads.Also nothing is forever, everything is changing and on the move all the time so enjoy the now this moment,breathe slowly and smile.Of course we have upsetting moments we suffer loss sometimes feel pain even anger but with mindfulness and meditation as tools I feel for me coping will be an easier task now.Sharing and caring,to be compassionate and to love they all go hand in hand.It just makes absolute sense to me.I will always be practicing this now ,this is so beneficial not only to me but my family and all Iam in contact with.My children have grown up with me and my ways ,which I hope to change for them to also learn a better way of being.This is very important to me.
TEN MINDFUL MOVEMENTS
This takes 14-15 mins a day.There are ten slow movements you breathe in for half of the movement and breathe out for the second half of the movement.My breath control is not perfect and to the teachers one breath Im taking 4-5-6 extra breaths depending on the movement,but I really think I shall master these in a little while.what do they say "no pain no gain !!" Well I got the pain bit at the min hoping the the gain will be along shortly .
I thought this was all about getting your body into all sorts of strange positions.Well there is that side to it but its also about a way of living your life in a more holistic fashion ,mindfulness ,diet,breathing exercises meditation.Again it all makes sense and fits snuggly with everything else here.Not all the breathing exercises are for us who have lung diseases but there are some.Best check with a Yogic teacher first me thinks.
Vegetarian,Vegan,Raw ,meat,vedic diet with this you do a very indepth questionair where your type of dosha is worked out for you on your body and mind and the types of food that is suited to you,mine was Pitta/Vata mainly Vata,Iwas told what would be best for my body gentle yoga,self massage,deep breaths throughout the day.3 meals aday sweet,sour and salty.Drink relaxing tea.Then went on to tell me to meditate twice daily,look for oppotunities to create,go to bed and get up at the same time daily,wear relaxing fragrances and diffuse fragrances into my enviroment.Listen to relaxing music to calm Vata down?Favour pastel shades and earth tones in enviroment.Minimize reading tv eating before bed.Interesting or what they got my number .I havnt implemented any of this yet.Focusing on the other stuff first then will address my diet,I do feel drawn to the vedic diet though.
So there we have it.I do feel generally better more relaxed even peaceful and smiling more.My breathing has improved aswell ,I used to be sucking on ventolin all the time now 4-6 hourly that is major for me.I put this down to breathing exerscises being calmer and a lot less anxious.I heard a doctor talking the other day saying that each of us have all diseases inside us dormant and that stress can bring these to manifest themselves.According to the powers that be ,90% of us suffer with stress without realising for some and this manifests in us with all sorts of health issues to a lesser or greater extent.I do believe in our own abilities to help heal ourselves with our own energy,we have all heard of people curing themselves of cancer etc etc.We are all learning always Iam choosing to open up my channels and see what happens,nothing will be lost but everything to gain.
I can only comment for me some might well think this is a load of old hogwash and I really get that.A while back I might've thought the same.
Im due my 6mthly LFT on wednesday and have decided I dont need to know the numbers.I only found out what they were last year after having this disease for over 20 yrs and it had a negative impact on me.I know they've said end stage horrid way of saying it.Well I dont feel anything like end stage let me tell you,theres alot of living in this old dog yet
Iam alive and breathing very well as it happens and for that iam truly grateful.
WAKEY WAKEY its morning lol
If anybody got this far thank-you for listening and bless you.
Tis all for now