Odds are, we’ll all find ourselves, at some time in our life, in the midst of a medical crisis. Or, it may happen to someone we love. Certainly, no one is immune to old age, sickness, and death, but a meditation practice can help us make peace with this reality.
If someone were to ask you what the hardest part of living with chronic illness is, they might expect you to respond with one of the physical symptoms you experience, or perhaps how this symptom affects your ability to do certain activities.
People are forever extolling the virtues of meditation, but who wants to focus on their breath or body when they’ve got a runny nose or aching bones? Even those who are sold on the mindfulness practice might be inclined to skip sessions when feeling under the weather.