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    or virtual version of it. Before this thread gets swallowed by the past, I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughts and support. It has helped me more than you can know. To mimi especially for repeating your question about my "more tenuous grasp", it shows me how hard indeed it is to describe this. It's not like Hunter Thompson's lizard people in a bar, but more like one of Oliver Sack's case studies ( i.e. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat ) where a neurological impairment just provides a new, unique and disorienting perspective on everything.  I wish I could make it more clear, and I am sorry I can't. I will still maintain that I am more fulfilled in life right now than ever. Being a grandparent will do that to you. I just have to caution friends and family on occasion that I might not be nice to be around. I am going to investigate all of your suggestions, starting with more intensive breathing exercises. My normal walking meditation and qigong isn't cutting it.

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      Bless you Mimi for that too:

      To mimi especially for repeating your question about my "more tenuous grasp", it shows me how hard indeed it is to describe this. It's not like Hunter Thompson's lizard people in a bar, but more like one of Oliver Sack's case studies ( i.e. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat ) where a neurological impairment just provides a new, unique and disorienting perspective on everything.
      Sometimes that is a difficult distinction to make.

      I would be willing to bet your meditative practices have been helping you more than you know, you just need some extra help to get through this rough time.

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