Recently, there was a story on a blog about a man diagnosed with adult ADHD in his 30’s. It answered many questions he’d had for years about his level of hyperfocus and high distractibility. He realized he used hyperfocus to drown out the distractions around him.
While this level of focus might seem highly productive to outsiders, this man would become obsessively absorbed in something, neglecting his responsibilities and losing track of time. He was prone to abandoning projects in mid-stream and changing focus completely.
What this young man did was learn how to rewire his brains using practices and habits of meditation. It allowed him to create a support system rather than being medicated.
What he learned over an 18-month period are coping strategies that come straight from the guide book on Sahaja meditation. Here are his 5 coping strategies he found helped him manage his ADHD naturally and without medication:
- “Forgive Myself.” Forgiveness is a foundation of Sahaja meditation that you learn in your first introductory session. In fact, it’s the 6thChakra of your subtle energy center. You learn to forgive not only yourself, but others against whom you’ve held grudges or anger.
- “Accountability Group.” Part of advancing through Sahaja meditation is joining collective meditation, like an accountability group. There comes a point in every practitioner’s journey that he or she needs the strength of collective meditation to help sustain the connection with a higher power.
- “Exercise Routine.” Most meditators find as they progress on their journey with Sahaja meditation that they naturally work to improve their health and wellness. It becomes part of their self-improvement regimen just like daily meditation. Which leads to the next strategy…
- “Daily Meditation.” Perform Sahaja meditation daily to control adult or juvenile ADHD. If you’re curious how Sahaja meditation can help you naturally treat ADHD, you can find a wealth of information here.
- “Daily Creative Habit.” Creativity is the 2nd Chakra of your subtle energy center. Located above your sacrum bone, when you’ve activated this chakra, you’ll feel vibrations in your thumbs. With regular meditation, you’ll be inspired and generate creative energy to help you spontaneously solve problems or challenges.
This young man has an interesting way of looking at meditation. He calls it his “airplane mode.” You know how you can turn your cell phone on airplane mode so you won’t be distracted by random notifications, calls, texts, or any interruptions. He’s training his mind to discard the random thoughts that pop up incessantly in his mind so he can focus on what matters most.
With Sahaja meditation’s Thoughtless Awareness state, we actually go beyond the mind and into a higher plane of consciousness, a place where thoughts cannot exist. Yet, we’re fully aware and in a powerful place where you’re almost like recharging every cell in our body. This replenishes our physical, mental and emotional energies and also heals many of our problems.
People suffering from ADHD may find Sahaja meditation a practice that helps them cope with their disability alongside their medical treatment. Especially if they’re looking for a natural way to address the problem, Sahaja meditation is a great form of adjunct therapy.