I wake up Saturday morning at 3 am, my whole body is engulfed in pain. I awake with a migraine, I feel feverish, and my whole body just aches. I have lived the past two months on the road. I took a job as a “roadie” setting up school assembly programs. This job as a presenter requires long drives and unloading a van with a lot of equipment, setting up three large screen, three projectors, a Bose sound system with two large speakers. A physically demanding job.
Prior to this job my body has endured forty years of serious trauma; from being crushed by a van, to Bipolar Disorder, to painful migraines, to being a disabled man from Multiple Sclerosis. I was fortunate to reverse the damage done to the body. I found “The Way” to heal through meditation, mindfulness, and yoga. I detail all this out in my first book “I Don’t Dwell.”
When I got out of bed at 3 am, I fixed myself a little something to eat. My body craves food with migraines. After some water and a granola bar, I sit for meditation. When people think of meditation they tend to shy away. I have a no rules approach to meditation. If you gave me a series of steps or rules when I was dealing with my OCD bipolar brain, I would have never found “The Way.” Rules become a mental prison.
By 3:30 am I’m sitting in meditation. I find that when pain, stress, or worry arrive in my mind, I go within and remove the garbage. Within a little bit of time the garbage is removed and the pain is much less. I write a few pages, and then return to bed. When I wake up the pain is lingering and I head back into meditation and repeat. After two days of this process I feel back to normal.
The body has an amazing ability to heal itself. One simply needs to find “The Way” for them. A one size fits all approach to life doesn’t work. There are 7.3 billion people on the Earth. There are 7.3 billion paths to deal with pain; emotional, physical, or spiritual. “The Way” is always internal, and the outside world is an aide. The aide could arrive in a supplement, a vitamin, an essential oil, a specific diet, a doctor, a teacher, etc. The number of aides is infinite.
The only requirement to finding “The Way” is to have an open mind. A willingness to explore and remove the limiting beliefs –the garbage. As Lao Zhou said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I moved my mountain of “incurable” diseases one pebble at a time.
I left my corporate job to help others heal, and find lasting happiness.
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