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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Updated Page: Gold Mind Meditation Project

  Gold Mind Meditation Project
   (benefits for fellow head injury survivors)

Head injury is an invisible disability, not easily seen from the outside like a wheelchair or crutches, however still a dis-ability. This project exists to offer the possibility of being healthy, present and awake to bright and abiding aliveness.  You can learn and establish a self-generating long-term practice. Here you may attain the possibility of living a life you truly love, cultivating your mind's inherent strengths, with more smiles. Really! 

Let me share my experience.  Returning to college thirty years ago, I was involved in a serious car
wreck. I was in a coma and 'Jaws-of-Life' were required to free me. When I came to I had amnesia, diplopia (double-vision) and TBI (traumatic brain injury). I was not who I used to be.

My life was forever changed.  Since that time I have lived with the challenges of TBI.  I know the devastation of this condition from the inside, and wish to share what I have found to be a powerful healing benefit for me, and possibly for you.

Maladies like this are often misdiagnosed and thus poorly treated. I struggled to complete my degree at the University and to get on with my life, very unsure of what I could be or do. Within a few years I experienced the frustrating failure of the loss of several jobs before learning that this  was the result of my TBI. There is light at the end of this tunnel.

In top-of-the line rehab programs I was taught 'compensatory coping strategies' for the 'cognitive deficits' of brain injury. These strategies are well-intentioned rehabilitation attempts but fell short of addressing my inner well-being.  I had to learn that inner transformation on my own.  

I discovered Insight Meditation. This simple practice, of sitting mindfully helps me be clear-eyed, knowing that as obstacles arise I will have the capacity to face them directly from a steady place of clear seeing.  It is based on an intent to relieve suffering and dissatisfaction, to clear the mind of illusions and ground us in a sense of  dignified inner well-being, at peace beyond the reach of physical damages.

With practice you can learn exactly what is most needed for you. It's been well documented by neurologists, psychologists, and doctors:  mindfulness practice leads to positive brain healing (neuroplasticity). I have chosen to live my life intentionally and more skillfully, you can too!  This is the start of a new path.

Had C. Walmer             

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