Monday, August 4, 2014

Meditation instead of medication?

Should doctors prescribe meditation instead of medication?  This basically sounds like what my doctor has been saying for years.  How many of you have tried meditation?


Amy Crawshaw said...

I meditate every day after I shower and get dressed - it took me lots of trial and error to figure out how to work it into my life, but I finally got it (I also took an 8 week mindfulness course at our local university parish). I linked the meditation habit to my daily routine in the morning and I started out with just 5 minutes at a time; now up to 10. Establishing the habit was the hardest part.
Benefits I notice? I can more easily access inner calm throughout my day, I don't get as sucked into drama as quickly, and I am able to maintain a healthy detachment to difficult/unpleasant things. My mantra? "Everything is fine just as it is."
Give it a try - it doesn't have to be long or complicated - all you have to do is sit quietly and pay attention to your breath for a few minutes every day. The benefits accrue over time.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks, Amy. I like your mantra: "Everything is fine just as it is."