My reading continues to tell me of the benefits of meditation: to my immunity, to my positivity, to the success of my treatments, to my longevity, to the quality of my life in general. Yet, with all the good intentions and CDs I can find, I have not been able to establish this much desired goal.
I have also been told repeatedly in self help books that the people and things I need will appear in my life just when I need them and often, almost magically, this has proven to be true.
My soul has been crying out for help recently because not only am I trying to care for myself and prevent a relapse of my disease, but I am newly unemployed as well as sole caregiver to my 89 year old mother with senile dementia. Just when the old patterns seemed to be repeating themselves, unhelpful case workers, uncooperative programs, help is coming out of seemingly nowhere; twice in fact this morning already.
I want to share one with you. It is the Chopra Center’s 21- Day Meditation Challenge. For 21 days starting on February 20, 2012, just 2 days from now, they will be guiding us through establishing a meditation practice that will benefit us for a lifetime.
Some wise and wonderful researchers – you know those guys who are always contradicting one another and spending all those research dollars just to seemingly confuse us – have established through research, mostly with rehabilitation programs I think, that it takes 21 days minimum to establish a new behavior pattern whether it’s diet, smoking, exercise, whatever. If you can accomplish your goal for 21 days in a row, you have a good chance of success for life. So, with that in mind, the Chopra folks have created this 21-Day Meditation challenge to help me – you see I like to think this was created just to help me personally
But I am allowed to invite friends and I have chosen all of you. We can do this together and make ourselves calmer and relieve the worldly stresses that our challenging our immune systems so it can focus on its search and destroy mission to eliminate all those rogue cancer cells in our bodies.
I am going to write more about the benefits of meditation as it specifically refers to cancer prevention tomorrow because I am trying to establish another behavior pattern of posting more often so for 21 days I am going to post each day as well.
So click the 21-Day Meditation Challenge link and join me and we will see what happens and share our experiences here together. I invite you to comment each day and we can all see our progress and encourage each other along the way because sometimes 21 days can be a challenge when life is filled to capacity with necessities. Still, we have to make time for ourselves.
Blessings to you all.