Meditation In Movement

I choose to live my life left of the dial because I value mental and physical fitness.

The VU meter metaphor is apt because it signals everything is in balance on an even keel.

The yoga analogy is that a person can live a life of “meditation in movement.”

Doing this is a way to shift the needle to the left so that our thoughts aren’t loud and chaotic and our feelings aren’t raging so full-on that they overwhelm us.

I’m the only one I know of who clearly, directly, and passionately champions having a fit mind in a fit body.

The so-called consumer recovery movement has been taken over by anti-psychiatry folk who do not value being in remission like I value this. The ultimate benefit of living your life in synch with yourself is that your feelings and thoughts, values and action, the rhythm of your life: all of this is in balance.

I doubt anyone wants their thoughts to sound like an industrial German noise band’s music: drilling, banging, using a shopping cart as drums.

No. I make the case for unity. The true definition of irony is the union of two conflicting elements. So that there’s an equilibrium and an emotional stability in our lives.

Free movement-of the thoughts in our head and our bodies outside our homes-that is the goal: free movement.

Meditation in movement: it’s something to think about.

Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and athlete.

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