You probably know they saying “change your mind, change your life”? Easy to say, not always so easy to do.
All kinds of things can change your mind, like circumstances, what someone says, a movie, a book and then, of course, meditation, yoga, working out, a walk or a conversation.
I’ve been struggling with my chemo treatment for a couple of months and it’s kind of taken over my whole life. Thoughts about it, side effects, drugs and how I think about them, anything from the body feeling exhausted all the time and my mind fighting to find anything positive in this process.
So yesterday we decided to change the treatment schedule and how we do it. This “new” way is supposed to be less brutal and to give less side effects.
With this my mind changed. I feel more hopeful, more positive towards continuing treatment and slightly more confident that I can do this all the way to the end. I had been on the verge to give it up.
How my life then changed (small but significant when most of my time has been spent on my bed waiting for the exhausted state to pass) is I recorded two meditations (Mindfulness/Body Scanning), one in English and one in Swedish and got them on to the website smoother than ever before.
I started feeling slightly restless, a sign of wanting to do something more than just rest.
I even thought that maybe, even with still feeling tired, I can take my dog for a second walk. This one is huge, since mostly I’ve struggled just to take him out to pee, lately.
So even if your step is small, it will start a process towards more of what you want and one of the most important parts in all this is to honor whatever changes in your mind you can do, make it important and the chances of you moving towards a more positive future has increased tremendously.