I am starting a new thread here mainly for purposes of my own catharsis. It is my intention, at least at this point, to make regular contributions. Of course, if anyone else has anything to add, they are more than welcome. If you have any input, please contribute.
Over a year ago I decided to deal head-on with my self-diagnosed adult attention disorder, (ADD). The inability to stay focused was becoming too stressful. I found myself sitting around watching the clock tick, yet I couldn’t keep “on task” with any project I started. Nothing was getting done and just starting something was becoming depressing.
The smart thing to do was probably to get professional help, so instead I decided to try to heal myself, at least as a first try. Cognitive therapy and pharmaceuticals (UGH) might be the approved way to go but I decided to try meditation first.
18 months and countless self-help books later, I still can’t bring myself to a regular, formal meditation program. But, along the way, I discovered informal mindfulness. Yes, I know it is the “Fad” right now. It is hard to navigate modern social trends without “tripping over” somebody extolling the benefits of mindfulness.
Let me add my voice to the chorus.
"If it wants to be let go of, let it go. If not, just let it be." - Paola Cardenas
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf" - Jon Kabat-Zinn
Even Cthulhu meditates! Who knew?
Money can't buy you happyness, but it can buy you cows.
"Children always challenge me to live in the present. I marvel at their
ability to be fully present to me. Their uninhibited expression of affection
and their willingness to receive it pull me directly into the moment
and invite me to celebrate life where it is found."
The only reward you’ll ever get for doing the right thing is in your own mind. But do it anyway. Because I said so; that’s why.
Mom, is that you? Channeling thru officerripley ?
Probably not; I don't think Raindoll has ever had kids so I doubt any mother would want to channel through her. (Or me either, for that matter, since I never had kids either.)
"The purpose of returning your attention to the moment is to step back from unhelpful streams of thought." - Padraig O'Morain
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
Back from 3 days "off the grid" in the wilds of Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands. My quest for my personal Walden's Pond was thwarted by the presence of grandchildren, but it gave me a chance to see things again thru the eyes of children.
Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. - Zen proverb