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Meditating with a cold

KeromeKerome Love, love is mysteryThe Continent Veteran
edited January 11 in General Banter

I seem to have caught a bit of a 🦠 so am now going round with a 🥶 sitting on my 🛏 waiting for the 🤒 to pass, with frequent 🤧

It’s a disaster... can’t meditate, can’t sleep, no appetite and to top it all off the internet news is not interesting.

[edit] in hindsight it seems very self-indulgent to tell you all of my cold
I haz been wikkid (hangs head in shame)

lobsterShoshin

Comments

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    I haz been wikkid (hangs head in shame) - immune system karma

    Lemon, ginger and honey with a side dish of curry. Don't go easy on the garlic - unless you are following monk precepts - which you are not ...

    Existence is snot what it seems ...
    https://www.lionsroar.com/how-to-invoke-the-medicine-buddha/

    TAYATA, OM BEKADZE BEKADZE
    MAHA BEKADZE BEKADZE,
    RADZA SAMUNGATE
    SOHA

    Kerome
  • federicafederica Deep-fried Dharma Batter Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Breed id, breed oud... a wudderful opportudity to codtebplate the ibbperbadets of the hewban body...

    Keromelobster
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran
    edited January 12

    Wandering thoughts, sleepless nights... its not good. The cold continues.

  • howhow Veteran Veteran

    Sometimes wandering thoughts can be mindfully wandered with.
    Sometimes sleepless nights can double the time we have to consciously rest.

    The difference between labeling one thing as "not good"
    compared to labeling another thing as "not bad" is
    sometimes just the difference between experiencing dashed expectations and being able to accept a body's fragility for what it is.

    What should we expect our own inevitable demises to be like to face?
    Is a cold (like a kensho or a religious understanding) just a teacher offering practice dry runs towards our own endings while we still have the relative health and possible time to still develop them?

    or is sometimes a cold, just a cold?

    oh sh#t,
    Apparantly I can't even say "get well soon"
    without sounding preachy?
    sometimes.

    lobsterfedericaShoshin
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Great peachy advice from @how <3

    Here we have it:
    For all you cold suffers, immune compromised, coffee addicts, phone zombies etc etc etc

    This is proper meal replacement (not just for breakfast)
    https://mylittlegourmet.com/breakfast/bircher-muesli/

    Things you can do to make it easier:
    My gran used to make it for supper with cream (not a slimmers version)
    Use greek yogurt instead of cream
    Soak oats in organic apple juice. A grated apple is really good and traditional but cloudy apple juice is easier
    (- an apple a day keeps the Dr away) The juice adds sweetness ...
    Use frozen fruit/berries and they defrost by morning if done the previous day.
    Fresh fruit better but mixed frozen is convenient

    The nuts are protein

    Sainsburies (UK retailer) have a no salt or added sugar Swiss style muesli this is a good base ...
    Personally I use Irish or Scottish whole oats AND meusli on top (and chia seeds)

    This is food that works as part of a - yum.
    A big bowl will last two or three days in the fridge

    Pseudo scientist or ahead of his time ...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_Bircher-Benner

    stay well soon
    (iz plan)

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran
    edited January 13

    I spent about two hours lying sleepless on my back breathing through my mouth last night. There’s not a lot of slime, but the swelling in the nasal passages is prodigious. I think I had a grand total of about 3 hours sleep between 11 pm and 9 am and I was up for various lengths of time at least a half a dozen times... During the day it is not so bad.

    🤧

    My father is advising a doctor’s visit, im not too convinced it is necessary

  • federicafederica Deep-fried Dharma Batter Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    In the UK, we have what are known as Medic Calls; we can contact our local surgery and request a phone conversation with a Doctor, to save time and unnecessary appointments.

    I had such a call a while ago, and after a 15-minute conversation with a Doctor, was advised to call Reception and to make an appointment; the Doctor then advises Reception a call will be imminent, and Reception work appointments according to Doctor's instructions and priorities.
    It's a good system.

    Try calling your surgery to see whether they feel a visit should be booked, @Kerome ...

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    It’s a question whether I prefer sitting upright with mostly clear nasal passages during the night and not sleep, or try to catch a few winks in between congested turning... the thing is I don’t have a temperature and my lungs and throat seem to be ok.

    I’ve been watching the Netflix show Messiah, it’s vaguely interesting, about a modern day messiah showing up in Syria.

  • federicafederica Deep-fried Dharma Batter Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    You need to get out more.

    Seriously, go for a long walk. Take some olbas oil, or menthol lozenges. Peppermint, eucalyptus and tea tree are extremely beneficial. Ginger naturally raises body temperature, so have a drink with fresh grated ginger before going for a brisk walk.

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    Thanks for the advice.

    I think I had about five hours sleep last night, which is an improvement on the night before. Lying down still seems to trigger congestion in the nasal area, but it is slowly getting better.

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    I’m still sniffling, luckily this cold seems to be more about congestion than a runny nose. It was marked by a surprising amount of sneezes. I hope those of you who catch it don’t struggle with it quite as long as I have...

  • federicafederica Deep-fried Dharma Batter Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    I'm glad it seems to be going. I was getting fed up with wiping down the forum with anti-bacterial wash...! xD

    howKerome
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    I think it must have been a virus. I caught it. ;)

    Luckily I was on holiday at the time.

    Wot no bot ...
    https://www.wired.com/story/xenobot

    Meanwhile ...
    Bara döda fiskar följer strömmen

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