Theta, 'The Quiet One'
I think that Mark, moderator Chemar, vini, and some other long-time members here on NT can 'vouchsafe' for me.
I am wondering, interested to know if anyone on here is currently practicing specifically insight meditation training? What is your experience?
I have given up hope of any genuine help from medical healthcare, therapies, meds, etc etc. And now due to TBI, on disability income only, I cannot afford nutritional supplements or any other type of therapy.
I have been offered, at *no co$t* i.e.free, 10-day silent meditation training, with simple accomodation/room & board included *free*, at an insight meditation training center, highly-reputable, international organization.
It seems a perhaps best hope option, for me at least, to learn to work with one's mind, simply, as it is, chronic pain in the body, simply as it is.
Of course, the 10 days of highly-intensive training does not 'fix' anything.
Rather, it is an opportunity for learning a way, a technique, to cope with mind and body ---
to be diligently practiced and honed, in daily life-discipline, to be practiced thereafter lifelong.
*Note* I am not seeking advice or help
in deciding 'to do or not do' this training.
I have already determined that I am going to do this.
Neither am I promoting this.
particularly interested to hear from persons (here already on NT) --- who have some positive experience of insight meditation practice in coping with "it all", i.e. neuro probs, mild-moderate closed head injury/ MTBI/PCS, head pain, vertigo/dizzies/brain zaps, the many changes we've experienced in "who we are" as a self/a person our general overall well-being --- in coping with what we each have to deal with on a daily basis.
As most of us closed-head injured / MTBI'd are largely perceived:
"The physical package looks great! Walking, talking!
Unbroken. Unscathed. What more could ya want?"
I for one do want more.
If you're interested to know more of what is insight meditation, please feel free to google it online, doing your own research, or to private-message me here on NT.
Theta, now since 2008, become 'The Quiet One', yet still Strong, Determined. Age 50s/4 yrs out/2008 rear-ended/totalled moving-vehicle collision, closed-head injury/tbi/pcs ... physically appear an "unbroken package" --> wholly uncompensated by the at-fault / defendant auto insuror ... yada, yada, yada.