Perhaps this is you. You are an over thinker; you can not focus and worry about thing easily which leads to all sort of negative consequences.
Perhaps you have been this way for a while and now believe that if you do not always worry something bad will happen.
It comes in many colours and comes with lousy health which can be helped if you can spare 20 minutes per day.
First, you need to understand what is stirring up all these thoughts and emotions and be able to deal with it effectively.
I learnt meditation a long time ago, and I found I needed to go back to basics and shut myself down for a week to reflect and find more peace and happiness.
So this is not the same as Binge watching Netflix for days but completely the opposite and not enjoyable during the process. In fact, it is hard, painful work but with a huge payoff.
I just finished a Silent Retreat, which was also a great learning experience, from a Master of Meditation and famous Balinese Healer, Merta Ada.
It is difficult to explain meditation you need to do it to understand it. But I can say that Crohn’s does have built into it a strong psychological component which needs to be addressed. Meditation I believe is one of the keys to healing with Crohn’s plus it creates a better quality life.
Merta Ada has led over 800 retreats over the last 20 years teaching more than 200 thousand people this vital skill.
I always heard that we are not our thoughts in the past and never really understood that. Because it usually revolved around past lives and rebirthing. This time I did stop and think about when at different times I became emotional with apparent reason. I recalled a story of a young boy burying his father suddenly breaking down when someone embraced him. Then years later as an adult, unaware of why he would suddenly tip into a mournful emotion when someone touched his shoulder.
So sitting in our unconscious mind tucked away are memories from somewhere back in the past. I felt that during this retreat I could feel emotions stirring up which were entirely irrelevant to my current circumstances. This happened in a beautiful spot under a Banyon tree grafted from the original tree in India where the Buddha had sat.
I got a real understanding of the many little things like people, situations, weather changes, smells which could be stirring up these hidden away memories. Imagine perfume your mother wore when you were a kid brings back pleasurable memories or the blackboard ruler which was whipped across your backside in front of all your fellow students in school by an angry teacher.
This made me think how there is a need to dissolve these memories into a more harmonious image in our memory banks.
Being quiet in a silent retreat bring these memories and emotions to the surface. The funny thing is that you can feel emotions of anger and pin it to something in your current life which when you take a step away is irrational. During this time I recall feeling quite angry at the guy who confiscated our mobile phones for the week of the retreat or the parking guy near my work. Whacko thoughts!
So I re-learnt to recognise during this time that the ideas and the overreactions are all but a pile of old tucked away memories which still carry a negative charge. So the meditation taught me to notice these thoughts and emotions and kind of just smile at them and let the negative charge neutralise.
I could probably give you a pretty good routine to follow to let you wind down the emotions a few notches but if you can understand what the thoughts are you will become a master of your own mind.
In that, you need to practice and dive deep into the study of meditation practices or go to an intensive retreat like Merta Ada.
Here is a summary of my recent retreat (as included on their website Bali Usada Silent Meditation Retreat - Fivelements )
As a person's mind and body become more focused on inner awareness, rejuvenation and healing takes place. Bali Usada Silent Meditation teaches the Tapa Brata health meditation technique, which helps to alleviate the impact of negative situations that give rise to emotions such as grief, anger, frustration, anxiety, depression, attachment and addictions.
An incredible tool for building inner strength and happiness, harmony and serenity.
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Yours in Health and Wellness
My Crohn's Doctor
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Hello, I am Dr Michael and I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when I was 12 years old. I want to help as many people as I can end their suffering from Crohn's Disease.