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April 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm #31233JamieParticipant
Wow. That is really quite remarkable that you have the discipline to meditate for so long. To me, people like you are of huge importance to keeping this world go round! What a privilege it is to be able to speak to someone who has reached such great heights of spiritual growth. Im of a slightly younger generation (21) and definitely have a form of ADD (due to my illness) so have always found Meditation a bit difficult. Nevertheless the discipline involved I understand is a muscle which can be trained over time like anything else through practice and patience.
I suffer from SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and Candida. During the process of recovery, it involves a lot of setbacks, uncertainty, patience and most importantly the need to sustain a positive frame of mind, which at times is very difficult, due to pain (brain fog and adrenal fatigue), unpredictability of the illness, social isolation and misunderstanding of the complexity and seriousness of the illness from people.
What I have been most interested in of late is understanding the Mind/Body Connection and the impact thoughts can have on health. What is of great interest to me is the impact of what self healing through meditation, breathing and having a general positive outlook on life can have on illness and if you have had any beneficial advice and experiences from mastering this?
FYI I have recently a book on Energy Healing by Donna Eden.
I would appreciate any thoughts.
JamieApril 5, 2013 at 11:50 am #31220JamieParticipant
Im not sure if anyone would class this as a chronic illness but it prevents me from leading a “normal” life. I have been diagnosed with SIBO and Candida. It has impacted me immensely in terms of work, relationships with friends and family and inevitably has unfortunately pushed me into isolation. The worst symptom impacting me is the brain fog, fatigue and the general unpredictability of how I feel day by day. The immense amount of setbacks and patience I have had to endure has definitely whether knowingly or unknowingly, led me to become more accepting and positive about the small things in life. When life hits you hard that’s really the only thing you can hold onto, which is the small moments of joy you experience in the amassed time you spend suffering.
I am also willing to accept my illness is at the lower end of the spectrum of severity of “invisible illness’s. In some respects that can make it worse as it is less understood and also people undermine the effects it can have on your physical/mental health even more. What I have learnt from spending £££’s on supplements is that no supplement will ever match the therapeutical impact of what the right food can give if your body is in need of it.
Im always here for anyone else suffering out there who needs someone to talk to, whether it be a completely different illness, as ultimately we all suffer in the same way.