Let us celebrate and enjoy everything that comes into our lives. Everything comes for a reason (and the reason is usually that, on some level, we have created all the situations in our life). So whether we are dealing with glaucoma or another health issue or another life issue, we should own it, claim it, bless it and even be thankful for it.
Owning it doesn't mean being stuck with it. On the contrary, resisting it, suppressing it or denying it actually serves to maintain it. That which we resist, persists. Furthermore, if we curse and condemn glaucoma (or any other issue) we are condemning part of ourself.
If there is something we wish to change, accept it -- even bless it -- and then let it change. We let it change by changing our thoughts and feelings. We have the power to alter (to create) our reality.
We create our reality by consciously managing our thoughts. It is as simple as catching yourself thinking a negative thought and deciding to think a positive thought instead. When we do this enough, the result is a big change.
When we begin managing our thoughts, we have to be gentle with ourselves. It is easy to fall into a pattern of having a negative thought for every positive thought and thereby engaging in an internal mental battle. That is far from the state of peace of mind.
In future posts I can offer some more concrete steps for achieving peace of mind. However, acceptance and gratitude, as I described above, are good first steps.
I'm going to keep this post short because it has already been sitting here for weeks while I decided whether to publish it. I am publishing it now because my own experience (backed up by thousands of intraocular pressure measurements with the best instruments in the world) tells me that simply changing our thoughts is the fastest way to lower intraocular pressure as well as the best long term solution for managing intraocular pressure.