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To me, Insight meditation is about directing something you are already doing as a bipolar sufferer, that is thinking.
when I received the bipolar 1 disorder diagnosis in April of 2009 at almost 55, I took it with a grain of salt. But my psychiatrist saw my skepticism and did something no doctor had done before. He challenged me to prove him wrong.
Although no one seems to have studied this aspect of habit forming and bipolar disorder I wish someone would. What I offer is purely anecdotal, based on my own experience and the shared experiences of other bipolar sufferers. What I have found, and others have shared with me is that:
To ingrain a new habit into the mind and actions of a bipolar sufferer can take from ninety to one hundred and fifty days of conscious effort.