Before the course I would worry about my pain constantly…
After each session I went home and thought this is going to mean a lot less worry for me.
Now I take time for myself at home. I say to my daughters: “This is my time”. I put on the MP3 player and when I get up I feel different. Meditation sends me somewhere else and when I get up I don’t think of the pain.
I’ve even got my daughters doing it.
The course has given me a way out of worrying about my pain.
Now I pick up and go out. I know I can close my eyes and meditate if I need to. It becomes automatic. Even when I’m walking I meditate.
I used to think “I’m the only one with pain”, and feel a bit ashamed. Now I look around the bus and realise I’m not the only one who suffers with pain, maybe some people have even worse than mine. I feel there’s a connection with others. I feel OK walking with my stick now. Before I wanted to hide it somewhere so people wouldn’t judge me. I can laugh about that now! I’m not alone.