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how can you stop tics bringing you out of meditation?

sam

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i am buddhist and was meditating daily and was working on walking meditation (where you meditate while still doing things) but when i started ticing (from functunal neurological disorder) and as soon as i tic it brings me straight out and i cant meditate anymore and i really want to, i have gone years not meditating and i miss it. i used a full set of mala (buddist parayer beads) and chanted. my tics are almost constant and all physical and they cause excruciating pain from my crps (complex regional pain syndrome) if in certain body parts.
 

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Sam, I don't have an answer for you, but I will empathize with you. I have Tourette's Syndrome and the resulting body movements can be very frustrating. It interferes with exercise and with trying to be calm. It is not something you can just shut off! If I could get rid of one thing in my life, it wouldn't be the trans thing, it would be this.
 

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I don't think that you can stop involuntarily movements. Because of my spinal issue, I get quite a few really bad cramps in the most unusual parts of my legs and feet. Most of those cramps hurt so bad that I wake up if they happen during me sleeping.
I think your tics might be similar to my cramps, and when I get one or two of them, I can't do anything but moving my torso in a way to release the nerve signal to the muscle, because the pain is really bad.

I think the only medication that might help are muscle relaxers, but one can get drowsy from them and get dependent on these meds.
I am like Moni, I don't mind the trans ting, but those uncontrollable pains are really bad for me.


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As a Buddhist myself, I can understand that that must be very frustrating. The advice my teachers always gave me was to meditate on whatever is happening. When you get a tic, is it possible to shift your awareness to the tic, acknowledge that it is happening, and then continue where you left off?

I recall one time when I was meditating with a group. It was summer, and the window was open. Just outside the window, a young crow was squawking its dissatisfaction with something or other. I shifted the focus of my meditation from my breath to the sound of the crow. I was able to relax, accept the sound as what was happening at that moment, and remain aware of it. It turned out to be one of the best meditation sessions I have ever had.

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sam

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As a Buddhist myself, I can understand that that must be very frustrating. The advice my teachers always gave me was to meditate on whatever is happening. When you get a tic, is it possible to shift your awareness to the tic, acknowledge that it is happening, and then continue where you left off?

I recall one time when I was meditating with a group. It was summer, and the window was open. Just outside the window, a young crow was squawking its dissatisfaction with something or other. I shifted the focus of my meditation from my breath to the sound of the crow. I was able to relax, accept the sound as what was happening at that moment, and remain aware of it. It turned out to be one of the best meditation sessions I have ever had.

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Kathy
thats a good idea but the way i meditate i have to complete my mala and i focus on my saying (om mani padme hum)
 
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