Those on the Insiders’ List have access to a private part of this blog where they can ask me a question. In the extract below, Charmaine tells us what she struggles with. I have re-written her story for her and I am sharing it here because I suspect it may help you too.
My current obsession is writing therapy. I realised that the secret to my recovery from both my eating disorder and my husband’s suicide was that I wrote down my thoughts either here in my blog or in one of my notebooks. I looked into what studies had been done on writing as therapy and uncovered some amazing facts.
The list remains open so you can still sign up. Right now I am working hard on developing a 6-step practice that combines meditation, writing and NLP techniques that will quickly and easily connect you with your inner voice, give you clarity, improve your physical health and transform your relationships.
Sometimes the voices in my head speak loudly. They tell me I’m not good enough, I’m not trying hard enough and the bad things that happen are my fault. The words crash into each other inside my brain and press against the inner surface of my skull.
The tour guide is a Buddhist nun. She is young, Asian, and beautiful in spite of, or maybe because of her shaved head. She reminds me of Tripitaka, the Buddhist boy priest in the cult TV series Monkey. I wonder for a moment if the majority of my Buddhist education comes from television. No wonder I am confused.