Thoughts for 2014

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy new year!
I’ve been thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Not a big fan but I think I have a good one for this year.
Let me go back a bit, so this makes sense:
Since this ‘situation’ started two years ago, I’ve made quite a few changes in my life, my work life, my diet… and every now and again someone would comment about all the positive changes I made and say something along the lines of “Look, how far you’ve come!”. And I always wondered, if I’ve made so many positive changes and come so far, why is the disease still progressing the way conventional medicine expects it to? But… deep down inside I always felt that I hadn’t done enough. That I hadn’t changed enough, that I hadn’t looked at the right things, hadn’t gotten to the juicy part yet. (I’m not saying this to beat myself up. And let’s be clear, I’m the only one who get to say this. Don’t you dare agree!) But that’s what I felt, specifically that I hadn’t looked INSIDE enough. Because that’s the scary part.
Recently I have come across two accounts from people who have healed themselves from ALS. One is one author of the book “The Healing Code” and the other one was from “Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom” by Christiane Northrup, M.D. and was mentioned in a great book I’m reading right now: “When the Body Says No” by Gabor Maté, M.D. Interestingly in both stories some form of meditation was the main tool for healing.
So, that’s my New Year’s resolution: to find a form of meditation that speaks to me and allows me to look inside in a meaningful way. And ideally I would be able to do that without hope or expectation. But that’s a lot to ask…
And then one of my Facebook friends posted an image and quote from Louise Hay: “What if the only resolution you made was to love yourself more?”
How about that…

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  1. I remember reading something somewhere a couple of years ago. It said, think of the person you love most in the world (for me that was Baylie). Then it said, think of how you perceive them; how much you love them, just exactly as they are. How it makes no difference, nothingnthey did or didn’t do could ever make you love them less. How that love encompasses every one of their foibles and individualities. How it would make no difference if they were fatter or thinner, taller, shorter, smarter, more successful, less succesful, you name it. Because that love is totally unconditional. THAT is how you should feel about yourself. It really hit me at the time, because that really wasn’t how I felt about myself. Anyway, I think meditation is agreat idea, in and of itself. Whether it can influence the physical aspects of your experience, who knows. I’m crap at it hehe, which is probably the best reason to do it more, just because……


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