During our podcast on natural cancer therapies, Ann Fonfa mentions meditation as a breast cancer therapy, and then admits she does not meditate, as it is hard for her to slow down.
I have the same issue with meditation. I want to do it. I know I need to do it. My brain just doesn’t want to turn off.
My friend Melissa Moog is the owner of Itsabelly Baby Planners in Portland, Oregon. She suffered a stroke around the same time I was diagnosed with breast cancer and says that meditation is really helping her. I can only wish.
If you want to be inspired, you should follow Melissa on Twitter.
While I never sit in silent meditation, I did learn two mantras over a decade ago from Lisa, my first yoga instructor, that I will often repeat while breathing slowly. This was especially helpful during radiation therapy.2 meditations for breast #cancer patients who don't #meditate. #healthy #blogboost Click To Tweet
The first, my favorite, is an ancient Tibetan blessing:
May I be filled with loving kindness.
May I be well.
May I be peaceful and at ease.
May I be happy.
Change the “I” to “you”to bless others. Consider using this blessing on people who piss you off. It is rather cathartic to release anger in such a peaceful way.
The second meditation for breast cancer patients is a poem from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Being Peace (affiliate link).
Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment
I know this is a wonderful moment.
Accept and allow that right now is right now and it is wonderful.
If you are like me, and find it difficult to sit in silence, I hope these two meditations for breast cancer will inspire you to breathe in calm, breathe out fear, and live in the present moment.
All is well!
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