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   Posted 6/10/2010 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone looked into reading Mindfulness books or taking a Mindfulness class?
This has been suggested to me.  I am grasping at straws for anything that might help.
I don't want to mindful of the pain, but I know I probably miss a lot of good times because I am preoccupied with this fibro stuff.

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   Posted 6/10/2010 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Mindfulness is so important. I would practice this. You can do it with meditation and it really helps. This basically keeps you in the moment. Doesn't necessarily mean that the pain will be more mindful. Just what you are doing at the moment. It keeps us in the now. No worry about past or future. But just in the moment. I think you will find that this will make you feel better and much less anxious.

Practice and practice.

Hugs, Karen
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Acheybody
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   Posted 6/10/2010 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
This is something I keep meaning to do - but then I forget! :)
  Achey 
 
    Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
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crazykitty
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   Posted 6/10/2010 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I practice relaxation therapy and meditation on a daily basis to help me with stress.

"No one can create anger or stress within you, only you can do that by virtue of how you
process your world."

"Meditation gives you the opportunity to come to know your invisible self."

I try to reflect on my feelings, sort of psyche myself up to do what I can to help myself
live and enjoy life. Taking time to live in the moment is how I try to live. One day at a
time is all I can handle.

hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


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   Posted 6/10/2010 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Robin,

I think it is cool that you practice meditation too. It becomes a part of our life. A very peaceful part.

Hugs, Karen
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crazykitty
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   Posted 6/10/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Karen, meditation has become so routine for me. I find myself doing it in the checkout
lines, waiting in the rheumy's office. I find it comforting as well as relaxing.

hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


peanutbutterandapple
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   Posted 5/31/2011 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello!

I just registered in this forum and have only practiced meditation very recently. I find it also frustrating because I fail to keep my concentration even in my meditation classes. I'm glad at least I am not alone in experiencing this and I hope we find a solution to this issue we are undergoing.

Any tips from the coaches and experts? thank you very much

poohphilosopy
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   Posted 5/31/2011 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi to everyone!

Being new and all, I just wanted to share my story. I am a normal working employee, I wake up every morning, get ready, go to work, meet deadlines, then go home. During weekends I do my laundry or meet with friends. Basically, I am a normal person but recently I have found that I have been living my life all according to a routine, and have found that I am lost in my own routines! I do not know who I am anymore! My close friends suggest that I try meditation, learning from within and who I am inside. I just wanted to know if there are anyone else who has experienced the same and how you got through this? I think I am in my quarter life crisis and will appreciate much help as i can get! thanks very much!

getting by
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   Posted 5/31/2011 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Know that when you are practicing meditation, you are doing it! Even if your mind wanders occasionally. Don't give up on it. It really helps. Being mindful keeps you in the situation, I don't think it would make pain feel any worse. You learn your body and your limitations. Your body talks to you. It can relieve pain too. Relaxing your muscles helps so much. Keep trying.

And welcome to the forum Poohphilosopy and Peanutbutterandapple. I hope that you both keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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Pumpkin Girl
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   Posted 5/31/2011 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I am new to the forum but a 19 year veteran of fibromyalgia. I highly recommend books and CDs on mindfulness and chronic pain. Mindfulness means that you focus on the present with an open and accepting mind. You acknowledge your pain and you learn to breath into it. You learn to manage the anxiety and suffering the pain brings. A lot of my pain is due to my agonizing over how bad it hurts, what did I do to cause it to flare, how can I get rid of it, etc. Mindfulness teaches you to experience the pain but not suffer because of it. It also teaches you self-compassion and how to relate to yourself when you need comforting. I can tell you from my experiences that although I still hurt, I don't suffer nearly as much as I did before mindfulness meditations. You can find lots of good info on the web about Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. You'll be happy you invested the time.

EmilyWright
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   Posted 7/23/2014 1:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Being mindful is simply being aware of the environment and people that one is surrounded by, and ones actions; it’s a state of enlightenment. However, it is not as simple as it sounds because being heedful requires a person to adapt an observational state of mind and pay attention to everything that happens, and everything that he does, not to pass judgment or to analyze the situation but simply to able to accept the realities of life. Here is an article I came across, strongly recommended for everyone to explore mindfulness! http://peacequarters.com/mindfulness-the-known-yet-misunderstood/

getting by
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   Posted 7/23/2014 3:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Emily,

Welcome to the forum and thank you for the information.

I hope you are having a good day.

Hugs, Karen...

PS this is kind of a new thread so I am thinking about copying your post to a new one to introduce you.

Hugs, Karen...
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