In this post, I present the entire map of how mindfulness meditation practice helps us in our quest to resolve chronic pain. We will look at these aspects of the journey: the basic problem, the mindfulness solution, the method used, the essence of the practice, the primary purpose of practice, the envisioned goal, and expected results.
Chronic pain is hard, especially when we don't know why we're experiencing it. In this post, I talk about a fortuitous event that provided an answer, and how my background in Buddhism led to lasting solutions.
It's easy to think that calming the mind is the sole purpose of meditation. In this post, I explain that it's really just a starting point. The real objective of Buddhist meditation practice is obtaining the view.
The basis of mindfulness meditation is awareness. So, what's the big deal about awareness? In this post, I talk about ordinary awareness, how important it is, and how it can be refined into pure gold.
When we experience injury or illness, the body sends raw information to the brain. We call this primary pain. The mind's reaction to primary pain is called secondary pain. This post examines how secondary pain becomes chronic.
I recently read an important statement in a book called "Your Power to Heal" by Henry Grayson. It reminded me that stress is not a given. It's how we respond that matters. In this post, I consider this crucial point.
Let's face it. We don't all see eye to eye on everything. In this story, I share my first experience realizing just how different our impressions can be. What I learned? We all live in our own reality.
What is enlightenment really? Is it some kind of ultimate experience? In this post, I consider a different solution while imagining a story behind a Zen koan. What does an old woman's journey up a mountain reveal?
Meditation has a way of changing our perspective on many levels. In this post, I talk about my first experience of pure perception and how the world changed before my very eyes.
Although the whole emotional spectrum is likely involved, John Sarno believes that the primary emotion responsible for chronic pain is unconscious rage. This post is about a time when I let my rage be conscious.