Flex the mind muscle

One of the ten point plan is mental fitness. This for me has been the hardest point to crack.  (That along with giving up alcohol!) everyone says how positive and upbeat I am and I am- most of the time but as friend said I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t have a wobble.

Some readers may think mediation and yoga are not for them and question how can it really help? O a physical level maybe it’s easy to understand but to be honest my initial thoughts for learning them was the breathing element. I have canSer in my lungs therefore I should make them as strong as possible. What I didn’t realise is how very important they are for my mind and inner strength on an emotional level.

I can honestly say that I have never felt so calm, happiness and love in my whole life. Calming the mind and pushing away worries and fears is the hardest thing I’ve had to do. The mind is like a muscle and it takes practise. 37 years of negative, acidic thoughts are hard to quench but I’m finally getting there.

Every new pain or lump or bump I see and feel- its hard not to immediately think its not more canSer. I urge anyone (especially with canSer) to try and learn to exercise the inner voice and trust your heart.

Ive said it once (twice, three times maybe) just remember to enjoy the moments you are having now. When feeling afraid think, yes but right now I’m fine.

Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want to happen. Reading and learning is the most positive thing. Remember to look for the positive in every situation. Think what lesson am I being taught?

Eventually that fear can be controlled when it does rear its ugly head….

Listen to your heart your truest guide. X


As Mark Twain said, ” I’ve been through some really terrible experiences in my life and some of them actually happened”.