I’ve opened my mind to a new way of seeing and I am free as long as I can keep my peripheral vision on anything but the object of my focus.
What I do is distract myself from looking at the car in front of me when I’m cruising on the highway. I set my gaze off in the distance where I take in the beautiful blue skies interrupted now and again by a while cloud.
I see signs pass me by, some are for the 55 mph ones, while others tell motorists they’re only a mile or two away from some destination or another.
“Dissolving Pain” shows how it is possible to resolve pain at the brain level
I am loose. I am relaxed. I am in a state of mind where I just don’t care about getting to my place of arrival. I am living in the moment, content with how life is treating me and feeling blessed that the Universe has conspired to help keep me alive for another day.
Yes, I’m in a meditative state. A state where I simply don’t care, if you know what I mean. Well, it is a state where I have no concerns about the future, nor regrets or worries for the past.
I am. I simply am.
At first, I kind of felt sorry for the others on the road with me. But, I never speed and I stay closely behind the vehicle in front of me. I have good reflexes and am quite aware of my surroundings having practiced mindfulness meditation the past eight years.
I am safe on the road is what I’m trying to say. I don’t do it often. Only when I feel the need to drift off into the land where love and peace resides.
My vision was recently enhanced by a book referred to me by another writer, PiccadillyJilly.com, called “Dissolving Pain, Simple Brain-Training Exercises for Overcoming Chronic Pain” by Les Fehmi, PhD, and Jim Robbins. It tells how someone can stray away from physical, emotional and mental pain by performing certain exercises that take your focus away from that tunnel vision we use to narrowly pin point our attention.
“”Dissolving Pain” is based on the premise that although pain is perceived to exist in a particular part of the body, pain in fact resides in the brain. Dr. Fehmi shows us that it is possible to learn to resolve pain at the brain level, using simple attention exercises.” — excerpt
It can help. Now try reading this while focusing on your peripheral vision. Try it while looking at a speaker stranding at a podium. And then try it when standing in a grocery line rather than reading headlines from the National Enquirer.
You may begin to see things more peacefully and painlessly.