Re: ADHD (Nina)--meditation, breathing, nutrition
- Yes, it is true that many people are being adversely affected by an
information overload. But most people do not develop ADD. ADD/ADHD is
often the result of hormonal imbalances (especially insulin) in the
body, which can result from poor diet, lack of emoga-3 fatty acids,
etc. For example, Dr, Barry Sears (originator of "The Zone") reports
in his new book "The Omega RX Zone" on how researchers (including
himself) are using high doses (up to 25 grams a day) of
pharmaceutical-grade fish oil (Omega-3 faty acids) to bring about a
dramatic improvements in ADD/ADHD symptoms in both children and
adults. This kind of fish oil, in combination with special diets, is
also being used to help treat numerous other diseases, including
heart disease, arthritis, depression, Alzheimer's, and many more. I
include information about this kind of fish oil on my website.
Meditation--along with healthy, natural breathing--can be highly
effective in helping to reduce or alleviate many of the problems
asscoiated with the excessive stresses of today's high-paced world,
but if we don't have the basic nutrients that our body requires for
harmonious internal communication among the cells, organs, glands,
etc., the common forms of meditation can only take us so far when it
comes to health problems.
There are different kinds of meditation, of course, and the kind we
practice will depend on our aim. Some forms of meditation are
oriented more toward stress reduction; others are oriented more
toward being one with "what is." There is overlap, of course, but our
true intention makes a huge difference.
The "expanded awareness" that is at the heart of the deepest forms of
meditation is not a thing among other things. When we truly abide in
the awareness that we are in our essence, the things that move
through us no longer have the same power over us--ie, we are no
longer identified with them; we don't get lost in them. The
information we receive no longer has the power to disrupt the nervous
system and throw us off balance. Yes, "disidentification with
personal doership" is important, but it happens naturally when we
abide in stillness and welcoming.
--- In email@example.com, freyjartist@a...
> Dear Ninadifferent
> I was just looking for your last post,
> but i think its gone....
> anyway, i had a couple of thoughts
> that came up from what you said.
> The ADD/ADHD condition seems to me
> to be largely (not entirely) a combination of
> the increased amount of information that
> comes through all the different avenues of communication
> that now exist, combined with the propensity
> of these individuals to be ultra sensitive with less filters
> than others...which is what i heard you saying
> in your post.
> So, all kinds of information coming in all the time.
> When there is expanded awareness, there is even more information,
> for example, from senses beyond the five senses, and even from
> Void universes (Stephen Jourdain
> and Stephen Wolinsky talk about these).
> So, when there is this expanded awareness, with all
> kinds of information coming in, it then becomes a
> matter of all of this info working "for you"
> rather than against you.
> Where there is disidentification with personal doership
> then it can work "for" rather than "against".
> Thanks for sharing,
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