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Re: Just when I thought I had me beat….I fall back into me!!!

Re: Just when I thought I had me beat….I fall back into me!!!2010-10-24T21:11:05+00:00

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Elizabeth, I think you hit the nail on the head when you said that you’re working against a lifetime of bad habits. Unwinding a lifetime of bad habits and creating good habits is a massive undertaking, and I think you should be proud of the progress you’ve made.

For me, medication did not fix my problems. The medications simply cleared away the “brain fog”. Having the fog cleared from my brain gave me the opportunity to practice and develop better habits and skills. If you’ve ever learned to play an instrument or a martial art like karate, it’s a life time of practice. For me, the skills and habits I need are no different. My art and practice IS living in the moment.

I’ve found going to a Zen teacher has been one of the best things I’ve ever done for my ADHD. The Zen practice almost seems like it was developed for people like us. It’s all about how to “wake up” and live in each moment completely and fully.

When I put my Zen practice together with my medication, it’s been an extremely effective combination. I’ve been practicing Zen for nearly 4 years now and medicating for almost 2. While I’m far from perfect, I’m definitely much more effective than I used to be.

For me, it’s not a magic pill, it’s a magic opportunity.

Cheers,

CET

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