The biggest lesson I have learned is it is through meditation that we grow the wings by which we can fly to our better life.
Meditation And Bipolar Disorder
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.