Posts Tagged ‘thich nhat hanh’


Tuesday Round-up For Friends

2008 August 19

I saw my optometrist. (Apparently, there’s a difference between optician, optometrist and ophthalmologist in increasing order of qualifications.) She could find no physical problem with my eyes or eyesight. So she said I should go back to my doctor. She said, though admitting she’s no expert, she suspects the visual phenomena relate to migraines.

On that subject, the sweet little things have gone up quickly in frequency since June. Again. Back now to almost one every other day as at their peak. So far I cannot find anything from my exhaustive migraine diary to show a trigger. But then I have two kinds of headache/migraine according to my specialist.

Still, at least between times it gives me some time to study the Buddhist sutras. And to practise mindfulness. I have chosen the lineage of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Thay (teacher) was the first I read online. Thay’s writings are wonderfully clear. I am fortunate and grateful to have found his books. I hope one day to be able to hear a talk from him. And to be able to learn from a teacher in his lineage.

Perhaps these migraines are a blessing in disguise?