Two Meditations for Breast Cancer Patients Who Don’t Meditate | Battling Bertha

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.

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The first, my favorite, is an ancient Tibetan blessing:

May I be filled with loving kindness.May (1)

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

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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This article is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

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3 thoughts on “Two Meditations for Breast Cancer Patients Who Don’t Meditate | Battling Bertha

  1. I know some people believe meditation is only meditation if your mind is silent. I, on the other hand, believe you can guide your mind, as you suggest. Two beautiful thoughts you have shared. Ty.
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