Well I think with Buddhism or meditation you can take it as far or as little as you want and what you're comfortable with.
I know Gutmutter is out of town, but she has had some amazing meditation experiences and she credits meditation with her being able to cope so well with her breast cancer and for also helping her heal. Maybe when she gets back, she can share because her experiences with it have really made me want to explore this a whole lot further.
I honestly believe that there is a strong mind/body connection that can be harnessed through meditation. If it can relieve stress and emotions, why not help the body heal itself from disease.
I am looking for it to help me both physically and mentally.
And I credit Gut for getting me into it in the first place.
Ellen, that's so cool it's working so well for your husband. I know that on the days I'm able to shut off my mind and really meditate, I have incredible energy and focus. But I have trouble shutting off my mind which is why I've decided to try to get some instruction.
I want to get off some of the medication I have been taking and I think that it will help me with that. I take an anti-anxiety medication and really would like to quit taking it. Now, I wouldn't get off any medication without talking to my doctor first and wouldn't get off something serious. But if I can control my anxiety and panic attacks through meditation, then I think it would be beneficial to get off the anti-anxiety meds as they can be addictive.