Now, its likely not going to be easy – you probably won’t just stop meds one day and wake up as a global meditating guru the next.
If you’re body is used to taking meds then its gotten used to them and will take a while, maybe even put up a fight against you wanting to get off or reduce them. Really, when it comes to safely coming off meds there is no such thing as going too slowly. so, please go slowly, very slowly.
Also: you, your body and mind will need something else, maybe many things – meditation – or some kind of meditative or mindful practice – might just be one of yours.
want less medication in your life?
If you are itching to reduce or come off your meds; maybe especially if you think they are ruinous poisons that make your life crap, then its worth asking this question:
Q1. what do I notice the meds do for me that might be helpful?
-for instance they may help you sleep more, may help you feel less bothered by crap, may help you stay more calm, get into less trouble, even make it a bit easier to ride on the TTC.
Q2. what else can I do that can help me get the same sort of effect?
and whatever thinngs comes up in your list, do a little more of them
It takes practice but you don”t need to shave your head and sit under a tree for hours to get some benefit – there are many ways to engage in activity that is meditative or mindful.
You can start one moment; one minute; and even one breath at a time and take it from there.
You can do it walking, washing the dishes riding your bike – even upside down.
And when you start to meditate, or even after years of practice, if you get uncomfortable feelings and thoughts or even voices in your head telling you “you’re crap at meditating” then you’re probably doing it about right.
If you get uncomfortable feelings,thoughts, or even voices in your head popping up to tell you “you’re crap at meditating” then you’re probably doing it about right.
In time, and with practice, you’ll start to notice how “your” thoughts do their thing regardless of what “you” do and that you can choose to sit back; enjoy the show; and choose which ones to get involved with…
More meditation can lead to less medication. ..
- one moment meditation https://recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com/?s=one+moment+meditation
- coming off medications https://recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com/resources/coming-off-medications/