We held our Thursday meeting at St Aidan Church last week for the Coffee and Chat Tea and Talk with Jam Doughnuts and our Monday meeting went really well with a bit more day light to enjoy. Thanks to all for coming along and great to see folks we had not caught up with in a while!
It's good to talk and at our meetings I am always left with stuff to ponder over, this week I want to confess that some times I get confused about how to describe how I am feeling. I can't always make sense of my emotions. I think this can extend to how I describe what I am feeling, I'm not accurate enough, I have to really look inside myself to decipher what is going on. An example of this is when I went to my GP about my Carpal Tunnel, which I'd had for over 20 years. The whole of my right hand was tingling and the pain was getting worse, I started to drive with my left hand only, so I needed to get it sorted. When describing these "feelings/sensations" to my GP I told him that I felt the tingling sensation all over my hand, in every finger including the thumb, I told him, most definitely, fully convinced that my observation was true, baring in mind I had suffered with this condition for some time, so I knew what I was experiencing! My GP then explained that the Carpal Tunnel Nerve is not connected to the little finger, so it was strange that I was feeling the tingling sensation there. Well the following day, whilst driving to work, I felt the tingle in my right hand as usual and you guessed it, noticed that there was no tingling in my little finger. So how come I'd not noticed that before? Why did my brain convince me so definitely that what I thought I was feeling was true when clearly, no it had been pointed out to me, it wasn't? My only conclusion to this is that I was being a bit of a "Drama Queen". Because this condition was troubling me so much, I needed to get it resolved so my primitive brain had clicked into survival mode, the flight and flight situation, exaggerating the facts so the condition seemed a lot worse that it really was, making me take action. Panic Mode. So what did I learn from this experience? To question my beliefs more, examine what is really happening and not what I think is happening. Work in progress, but trying hard to learn from this as always.
Next meeting is on Monday13th April, will possibly be at St Aidan Church, I will confirm in due course. Thursday meeting will be 30th April venue to be arranged as St Aidan Church will have then closed. I'll keep you all posted.
Just to say that a small group of folks meet at JT's Cafe very Wednesday morning from 10:30am for a chat if anyone would like to join them.
Hope the coming weeks are good to you all