edearl wrote:AdmiralJim wrote:How are you meditaing edearl? posture etc...........
I usually sit with eyes closed. I'm sure my posture could be better, but my body is limited. The duration of my meditation is improving with practice. In the past, my contemplative meditation was often done walking, actually more like pacing, but no more.
I like to meditate, have not yet developed a strong habit, but practice will change that. I meditate when not suffering from pain, or perhaps enduring minor pain, which helps my pain overall. Practice should, in the future, help with meditating during greater pain, but I'm not there yet.
Thanks for asking
Excellent! This is good practice. And you're correct, mindfulness and concentration can help you engage with the pain you experience, in a sense to reach out and learn from it. Don't force it. The Buddha has a metaphor of a stringed instrument: if the strings are too loose or too tight, there's no music, but if it's in balance then you get good results.
I would like to encourage you to persist in your practice, and I hope you find the health care resources you need in order to restore your body to full strength and capability.