It was either meditation or prison

Spread the love

Learning to meditate was an easy decision

Not to be dramatic but…

Why did I learn how to meditate? Because I lived with an alcoholic is a very small environment. If I didn’t meditate, I would probably be in jail for murdering the man. I’m sorta kidding, but not really. It was either meditate, check myself into an insane asylum, and / or become heavily medicated myself.

Anyone who is going through a tough time, a divorce, a break-up, other loss, or maybe just (ha!) dealing with an alcoholic like I did should learn meditation. It is possible to navigate really difficult parts of your life using meditation. 5-10 minutes a day might just keep you from serving 5-10 in prison (hey, I understand, we’ve all had those thoughts.)

To be honest, meditation is not going to stop your emotional pain. You will still feel stress, anger, and all the other “icky” emotions. Meditation is one more super-powered tool for coping with strong, scary emotions (especially the ones you don’t necessarily want to feel). I get it – it does feel good to hate on someone you’re angry with. That’s fine, just don’t get lost in the negative thoughts vortex of unhappiness. Meditation was the ONLY thing that helped me survive my tenure as a caregiver for an alcoholic with all the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

What meditation does do is give you a way to easily tap into the calmness within your brain, when you need it most. For example, when you’d rather lash out, start an argument, or do something else stupid. Meditation gives you the option to just breathe into calmness, literally, just breathing can activate the same feeling of release you experience during meditation. Unbelievable as this may sound, tt is just that simple. All you have to do is have an open mind, and a willingness to try meditation.

Ok, so now what? Just start. You can’t do meditation wrong. Get an app (I use Insight Timer for Android). Try guided meditations and timers, research and experiment with different techniques. Just do it. Daily, weekly, whenever you remember or really, really, really need to stop thinking about killing the person you’re mad at. Ask yourself if what they did is really worth going to prison for…stop – take three deep breaths (which is all it takes to change your brain waves), and feel the calmness induced by meditation.

Namaste & kisses

Bonnie Klemm as Ceci Copia

Chief Unicorn in Charge of Sh*t Recovering nerd. Crazy yoga chick Fan of all things furry (including coats because mink doesn't taste good). Favorite color - leopard. Favorite quote "Good luck, have fun, namaste"

Tagged with: , , , ,
12 comments on “It was either meditation or prison
  1. Hello everyone, it’s my first go to see at this web page, and paragraph is in fact fruitful designed for me, keep up posting such articles.

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about blog.

  3. plastik cor says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your next post thanks once again.

  4. 해외토토 says:

    Kids, teens and adults celebrate this very day with equal zeal and
    passion. If you’re going to have a very unique party theme,
    the provision from the appropriate party set is going to be hard for you.
    The ideal position as well as mind-set amounts will probably be led to your account in the Singing Lessons Melbourne that
    will have actually a larger affect your own vocal range skills.

  5. Hi I am so delighted I found your site, I
    really found you by error, while I was researching on Aol for
    something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thank you
    for a fantastic post and a all round entertaining blog
    (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the minute
    but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be
    back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the fantastic b.

  6. Purchase says:

    Excellent pieces. Keep writing such kind of info on your blog.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hello there, You’ve done a great job. I will definitely digg it and for my part suggest to my friends.
    I am confident they will be benefited from this website.

  7. Buy says:

    It’s really a cool and helpful piece of information. I’m happy that you shared this useful info
    with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Poker says:

    I was recommended this website by my cousin. I am now not certain whether this
    post is written by means of him as no one else understand such distinct approximately my difficulty.
    You are wonderful! Thank you!

  9. Appreciation to my father who shared with me regarding this blog, this web site is in fact awesome.

  10. minecraft says:

    Very nice article, exactly what I wanted to find.

  11. says:

    Terrific article! That is the kind of information that
    should be shared across the web. Disgrace on Google for now not positioning this publish higher!
    Come on over and visit my website . Thank you =)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *