The question, what are you feeding yourself? Has been the key to healing for me. It is what I feed my body, mind, and spirit that determines my wellness level in all those areas.
To me, Insight meditation is about directing something you are already doing as a bipolar sufferer, that is thinking.
I began this series to discuss why meditation is recommended as a bipolar management tool, yet there was little information on how to meditate. Knowing that meditation was recommended for bipolar management, I signed up for a meditation course. That encounter with meditation was excruciating, a pain that is hard to describe but that I will never forget, which led me on a journey to find out why meditation could be physically painful. The other goal was to find a type of meditation that would work for me. In the last post, I explained why some types of meditation could be painful to the bipolar mind. This week I am going to discuss the various types of meditation.
Monkey mind is a Buddhist term used to describe someone who cannot calm their mind enough to fully engage in meditation. The instructor of the meditation course said I had monkey mind, but he was wrong I had a bipolar mind
I have had few successes in my life but developing and practicing a type of meditation that works for me has been a great success.