Wednesday, April 14

Medication and Meditation

Interesting to note the very definite deleterious effect that having taken Vicodin had on my ability to concentrate in this morning's meditation. It was as though the mind had become more slippery, repeatedly sliding off the main object. Making more effort helped a little, but still. However, there was a nice warm flow of metta, very pleasant, and -- as Sophie reminded me, of something Ayya Khema said -- just making the effort is wholesome, and one should allow onself to feel content about that.

But it's amazing, really, that Gini ever meditates at all. She really has a great deal to overcome with all the meds she's on; no wonder it's difficult for her. My admiration for her is wide and deep...

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