To summarize, essentially you are learning three skills:
1. Moving towards the pain with a kindly, gentle attitude, experiencing it as moment-by-moment changing sensations.
2. Then broadening out awareness of the moment to include and embrace pleasurable dimensions as well.
3. On the basis of this broad, rich and more spacious experience of the moment making choices about how you respond to what you encounter. Learning to ‘respond’ rather than ‘react’. This can enrich your experience of life enormously, even when living with pain/illness.
Vidyamala’s CDs of guided meditations — developed as part of her Breathworks pain management program — are available for sale in our online store.