Blessings to everyone! Do any of you meditate regularly? I was just wondering because I feel meditation has greatly helped my condition. Many people are afraid of meditation because they feel that if thoughts intrude or if they get distracted--they're not doing it right, so what's the point? The truth is that meditation is about being present for whatever's there--the chatter, the pain, the stuff you forgot to get at the grocery store, the anger, all of it. I usually start by following my breath in and out. Not changing my breath--just observing it. When a thought occurs or I get distracted, I say to myself "thinking" and return to my breath. I'm amazed at how calming this has been for me over the years. And I've gotten an occasional insight or two during the process. I have FM, chronic myofascial pain, and sports induced asthma. My blood pressure is EXCELLENT--especially for someone who can't exercise (except short walks and stretching), and I know this is due, at least in part, to meditation. It's impossible to evaluate what my condition would be like without meditation but I can say that I THINK I'm functioning pretty well, all things considered. Anyway--just thought I'd share.