This is going to be a quick one, because tomorrow I’m expanding on health and mindset and how they fit in together. Obviously I have some learning, or relearning to do because I set my own trap this time.
About 2 weeks ago I read some information about how meditating helps us to heal and maintain good health, and I totally believe this. However, I have been slack about keeping up with a daily practice of meditation. Oh how the mind wanders…Last week I found a recording I particularly liked and set the intention of doing it every day for a week straight. I felt amazing, I felt centered. I talked to a friend one day that was sick, yet again and I remembered that used to be sick all the time every winter, and I have not been for almost 2 years. I get the occasional bug still, but they used to take me out and down for weeks. Now whenever I feel sick I take a day to rest and typically recover right away. I had this little thought in the back of my mind – thank God I take better care of myself, that I changed my lifestyle, that I am becoming aware – I don’t even get sick any longer because of my good habits.
Hubris. And vanity. And mindlessness. Because the next three days I was so busy in life I failed to meditate. And then I did what you should never do…I thought about the what ifs. What you think about comes about, and I thought, goodness, I’ll start getting sick again if I don’t get back into it. BAM, next morning. Sore throat, body aches. I’ve been napping all day on and off and missed Holiday Barrel tasting and a friend’s birthday party I was really looking forward to.
I’m not saying I got sick because I didn’t meditate, but I am saying that I need to think about this more and research a little more. Because I kinda feel like I did the mental equivalent of walking under a ladder or breaking a mirror with that silly thought train I went on.