Let's look at some very important issues that have enormous
impact on the success of your meditation.
Variations in your blood sugar level can have a tremendous
impact on your emotions. Low blood sugar is called
hypoglycemia. High blood sugar is diabetes. If you're not sure
about the stability of your blood sugar level, it would be a
great idea to see a qualified health practitioner. (I am not a
qualified health practitioner.)
Your health practitioner might suggest a diet and exercise
You can monitor your blood sugar level by using a kit from
your local drug store.
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Candida and Yeast
These can also drain you. Although it could seem like a form
of punishment, there is a Candida Diet which is supposed to
resolve the issue. However, many people have had tremendous
success with using supplements instead of doing the diet.
Drink lots of water. This does wonders in helping our bodies
balance blood chemistry. It's been suggested that we drink two
liquid ounces of water for every pound of body weight. For
example, if we weigh 200 pounds, we would drink 100 ounces of
water every day. One quart contains 32 liquid ounces.
Conscious breathing does wonders to bring oxygen to our
blood stream. This happens automatically with aerobic exercise.
We can do this every morning when we wake up. When you do this,
it would be best to emphasize the inhale and let the exhale
happen on its' own. Too much blowing on the exhale can
temporarily imbalance our blood chemistry and give us hand
My meditation retreats include a daily
[Tranformational Breathing->] session.
In addition to help from your doctor, there are a number of
things you can do to raise your self up.
- Get some exercise. You can take a brisk walk, go the
gym. One of my favorites is to put on some uplifting music
and start dancing.
- Start getting things done. You probably have a backlog
of things to do. Simply dive in and go for it. We can
overwhelm our selves by setting huge goals. Instead of
milestones, set inchstones. In other words, you can set
small targets for your self. Congratulate your self when
you meet the targets. One fun way to do this is to set up a
reporting system with a friend. Tell your friend what
you're going to accomplish in the next two hours. Two hours
later call your friend and tell her what you
- Do some volunteer work. Find some cause that you
support. Volunteer your services.
- Pick one simple thing you know you can accomplish. Do
it. It might be screwing in a light bulb in that closet
that's been dark for the last two years. Do it. Do another
- Do some house cleaning.
The above is not really part of an at home meditation
practice. However, it is important to handle these issues as
they do affect your meditation experience and your life
Yours in mutual perfection,