I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder I and I have been off of lithium carbonate (1200 mg) and Zyprexa (10 mg) for ~ one week. Yesterday, I walked ~ten miles to meditate on how to cure bipolar disorder I in my own brain and mind. My new method for managing my own bipolar disorder employs an attempt to reduce my heart rate consciously when subjected to disruptive environmental stimuli. The graph below shows my heart rate decrease to ~56 bpm during this morning’s four hour meditation training session. Today was a breakthrough in my ability to consciously reduce my heart rate. I use a heart rate monitor to monitor my heart and mind’s moment to moment response to environmental stimuli. Sometimes, these stimuli overwhelm my homeostatic capacity. I seek to build up a greater tolerance to disruptive environmental stimuli to promote an enlightened state of being moment to moment. Learning how to end suffering requires compassion and love. These traits are best shared in a comfortable state of balance and homeostasis.
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