There is another way - why not focus on solutions instead? Better still, focus on God (the God I believe in) who is the solution to all problems. Then wonders of wonders, miracles happen!
While I was getting dressed this morning, I thought to myself how grateful I was that I didn't have that crippling period pain this time round. So far, I've only had one day of heavy period, which is a miracle in itself.
Later at the bus stop, I started feeling pain which got gradually worse. For a split second, I thought about going home but that would take me 15 minutes and I can't walk while I'm in so much pain. I decided to stay put. By the time my bus arrived, the pain was almost crippling.. I went upstairs and sat right at the back near the window. I tried to meditate by focusing on the stillness within, but I couldn't get into it. To distract myself from the pain, I flicked through a newspaper that someone had left on the seat, but I couldn't concentrate. It was time to dissolve the pain by any means necessary.
At first, I started thanking God but I was inspired to magnify God instead. I thought,
God:I then repeated "You are WONDERFUL" over and over. The pain got less and less and was soon dissolved. I also felt really happy and at peace. For the rest of the bus journey, I continued to magnify God with my "You are WONDERFUL" mantra, which is actually another form of meditation called Japa.
You are AWESOME!
You are MAGNIFICENT!
You are MERCIFUL!
You are GOOD!
You are LOVING!
You are WONDERFUL!
I choose to magnify my God than focus on problems.
Every time I read mainstream newspapers or listen to the news, I will be magnifying my God.
God dissolves all problems.
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