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  • Day 25 of #31DaysOfCF: How CF Dissolved All of My Predicaments in Life

    Posted by jessie-madrigal-fletcher on May 26, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Paul Jordaans was born with CF, in 1963. He soon began concentrating on being here now. Meditation — cleaning his lungs twice a day with a nebulizer is great pranayama — taught him to be in this flow almost continuously, trying to ignore the periods of suffering when his “ego/mind” had a temporal hold over him.

    “This is a peaceful way of experiencing reality. It isn’t special, or something that is only for a few. It is who we all really are.” For Paul, CF showed itself to be not a disease, but rather a blessing in disguise.

    Thank you for sharing your view of the world with us, Paul!

    Now back to our CF Community: Have you tried meditation, or breathing exercises? Have these helped you?

    To read the rest of Paul’s story, and learn more about his life with CF, click here.

    Our #31DaysOfCF initiative is running for the entire month of May. Each day, we are featuring a different story, and a different view of life with CF. To read all of the stories, visit our website.

    paul-met-debbie replied 1 year, 10 months ago 0 Member · 1 Reply
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  • paul-met-debbie

    May 27, 2022 at 8:28 am

    This is a shortened version of a Talk titled  “58 years with CF” that can be read on our website here.

    For those of you who want to know even more about liberation and how to “get there”, it’s is all revealed in another Tale titled “Falling Awake” on our website here. And in some of the later tales as well.

    Of course, there is no way to “get there”. When you would enter “Liberation” or “Freedom” or even “Bliss” as a destination into your personal navigation system, it would draw a short line to where you are right now. And the voice would say: “You have arrived at your destination”.

    But still, it is a fun process finding this out for yourself and you will learn from this to perceive reality in a completely different way – in the abundant way it really is. Your person will vanish. But not to worry: there will still be CF, pain, joy, tax-returns, thirst, hunger, lust, love and sleep, just like there is now. But it will end all psychological suffering that is currently coming from this –  that we promise.

    With love,

    Paul & Debbie

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