Panic Room!


Panic Room

What do you do when your outer walls of defense are breached and a silent war is being raged within your inner sanctum?  When MS has declared war inside your own body and you are left feeling helpless, what do you do?

You go to your own inner panic room!!! A place where you are untouchable.

In order to try to gain control over what feels like an uncontrollable situation, the best thing you can do for yourself and your MS, is to stay calm.  You need to find that place inside of yourself, where your will resides, where your courage to fight awaits. 

How can you combat the silent war that is reeking havoc inside your body when your emotions are running at high speed in every direction?  Stress can be the number one enemy and by living in a stressful state, it is like giving extra ammunition to the MS soldiers. 

I know it is not easy to stay calm and to keep the fear and panic from rising up and sending you into an emotional tailspin.  But what is this going to gain you except probably more debilitating symptoms and  a flood of tears which never seem to end.

I can say this now as one who has been in the eye of the tornado, the heart of an exacerbation where all seemed hopeless.  But it is not! Better days will come, life will go on and you will be happy again.

When I lost complete vision in my one eye, i wanted to run. Run to anywhere that would make things okay again, but there was no such place for me then.  I was not able to find the inner sanctuary I so needed to help me stay strong and to keep believing that things would be oka 

Create your own inner panic room, a place inside where you go to quiet your mind, still your thoughts and listen only to the sound of your breathing.  You might think this sounds hokey but try it for just a few minutes and you will see what a great sense of peace and a feeling of well being that envelops you.  It is from this place of calmness you are untouchable. You are strong. You are remembering who you really are. 

You are not your illness, and you are so much more than your physical body.

If you are a non-believer, try this and let me know if this doesn’t become your own secret weapon against the threat of panic MS can cause. 

When an MS flare up starts to threaten to send you running scared, go to your place of stillness and put up your best defense.  A calm mind, a strong will and a courage that is unbeatable.  

cindy Lee Lothian

July 13, 2013




About Cindy Lee

I'm a writer, mother and lover of life who has learned that my twenty year dance with the disease MS, has given me Multiple Strengths. I write about love, laughter, healing and hope.
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3 Responses to Panic Room!

  1. Everything you have said makes perfect sense to me Cindy.

    Last summer I had a scary dose of optic neuritis and simultaneously my daughter introduced me to a book by Toni Bernhard called How To Be Sick, which follows buddhist inspired practice. It pulled me out of the mire and has become my “bible” .


  2. Love love love this post! Such truth written here!

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