After suffering from 20 years of chronic pain and debilitating fatigue, I met a Buddhist monk in San Francisco who probably saved my life. Practicing meditation under his guidance, I discovered how relaxed attention brings a deep sense of clarity.
By clearing out negative thinking, conditioned responses and false beliefs, my conditions healed, I lost weight, I became happier, more productive and experienced flow. I realized the power of the mind over all aspects of life.
Now, I believe Relaxed Attention…
Before I began to meditate, my mind was cluttered, my heart wasn’t open and I lived life in constant pain. Meditation decluttered my thoughts, enabled me to experience emotions fully. New found clarity alleviated the pain. I am no longer a chronic pain sufferer.
I believe clarity alleviates suffering.
Before I began to meditate, I didn’t know what states of flow were, because I didn’t experience them. I pushed and fought my way through life – it was like walking through molasses.
I believe when there is resistance, something in our lives needs to be corrected.
Before I began to meditate, I was angry. Using relaxed attention, the negative thoughts cleared, I cultivated empathy, compassion and love for myself and others. Now there are more smiles and joy.
I believe we can thrive in any context.
…is Sustainable Focus
Before I began to meditate, I felt a cognitive deficiency from the pain and mentally wiped from bouts of fatigue. Recovering from chronic pain took a couple of years of sustainable focus.
I believe we can manage our attention to achieve sustainable focus.