A few years ago my life took an unexpected journey when I was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia. It has left me extremely fatigued with barely enough energy to make it through each day, leaving me often bed bound. There is very little research or understanding about my illness, meaning there is no cure or treatment for it. It is a very misunderstood illness, often leaving people suffering with M.E. feeling isolated and alone.
Although these past few years have been extremely difficult, I have learnt more about myself and life than I probably would have done in my entire lifetime had I not been ill. With the help of meditation, I have learnt to always see the positive in every situation and to let go of what we cannot control. Despite everything, I am the happiest I have ever been and have finally found peace with my illness. I am still learning each day how to cope emotionally and physically, but I now have a different outlook on life and have learnt to be grateful for everything I have.
So here I am writing this blog, in the hope that I can help you see life from a more positive perspective and to inspire you to change yours. I will be sharing my experiences and tips on simple ways that have helped me. This does not mean that these tips would work for you, as every journey is different. But I hope it can help you see things differently in the world, and help you through whatever journey you may be on.
I will always finish my posts with “Metta”. Metta is a Buddhist concept meaning “loving kindness”, but you don’t have to be a Buddhist to use it. If you’re sending someone Metta, this means you are sending them thoughts of love and kindness.