I started meditating

In my post ‘What is meditation teaching me?‘, I began with the following –

Meditation – why are you in my life?  I asked you to join me and help me, to improve me, to take me and bring me to a better place.

Meditation – why are you in my life?  I asked you to teach me, to build me, to journey with me to a better life.

In today’s post, I begin with the following –

I have not written about meditation in my life for quite a while.  This is because, I have not been meditating for quite a while.  Prior to leaving Dallas, the downsizing, the packing and the moving and the sleeping on the floor and the aches and pains I was experiencing I lost focus and I lost my routine.  Now there is the new living arrangement; a 5th wheel in an RV park and then came the quick 3-week voyage to doctor’s visits and now receiving chemotherapy.

I have yet to place meditation back into my routine in my new location with my new voyage.

But meditation never left me; maybe it has temporally from my daily routine, but is has been here when I needed it.


I remember back in February of this year, it was my first surgery to remove cancer and I was nervous and scared.  This would be the first time ever in my life that I had surgery and I was nervous and scared.  I remember laying on a bed in a pre-surgery room prior to my surgery and having an IV inserted and thinking about what was to take place next.  I felt my emotions wanting to take over and I felt like crying, but I did not want to show my weakness to the nurses that were attending to me.  I wanted to restrain the emotions and the crying, so I started meditating.  The meditation at that time helped me and would again for the next surgery that would take place later in the year; this past June.

You may remember a couple of weeks ago, I had a port inserted into my chest that would be used for receiving chemotherapy.  There I was laying on a surgery table with an IV in my hand and oxygen entering my nostrils and machines monitoring my vitals.   I knew I would be awake during this procedure and was told all would be fine during this time.  The people in the room are very nice and I do feel comfortable though nervous and anxious.


I started meditating.

Meditation once again brought me comfort and brought me back to me.

I asked meditation to join me and help me, to improve me, to take me and bring me to a better place.

I asked meditation to teach me, to build me, to journey with me to a better life.

Mediation has accomplished these and will continue to do so as I proceed forward into my journey.

I started meditating.

49 thoughts on “I started meditating

  1. I believe meditation calms the mind, and you clearly have proven that. Keep meditating my friend wherever and whenever.
    I hope you are well and will be thinking of you tomorrow. Have a beautiful rest of your day. 🙂

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  2. Hi Terry for some odd reason your posts were not coming to my reader? That’s WP for you none the less I read your back posts-I was getting concerned because I had not seen a post since the “America” one-well…can’t keep me from visiting and making sure you are doing as well as can be expected at this juncture my friend. I know you are in good hands professionally and personally. There are probably days it will be arduous for you to blog and we understand that. Know that we think about you and only send Hugs and best wishes to you both.

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  3. Hi Terry, I hope you are having a good day. I need to go back and read your previous post on meditation. Hearing that you were able to quiet your nerves in an extreme situation like surgery is very encouraging. I tried to meditate a number of years ago but had difficulty focusing and lost patience. Be well Terry. Hugs! ❤

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  4. LOL I read the title without really looking at it and I thought it said medicating…LOL I was so concerned I could get the post up and read quick enough….then I was confused after I started reading it as it wasn’t at all about medicating…LOL I am so happy you have gotten back to your source of energy building….meditating, not medicating, will only help with the pain, healing and let you find some mental comfort……whew!!! sure happy it was all about being zen…you made my heart race for a minute….have a great weekend my friend…..stay in the zen zone… xxxxxkat

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  5. I´m so glad you can meditate and that it helps you, Terry!! I´ve heard so many wonderful things about its magic, tried it a thousand times but never really got it 😦 Do yo have an advice maybe? I could really do with some calming effect 🙂 Have a lovely and happy day, my dear friend!!! xxx

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