This year I took up more regular meditation practice in preparation for surgery. I am sure this practice contributed significantly to my healing and recovery. I am much more aware of my body, feel the energy moving throughout my body and sense an openness and peacefulness which is hard to describe, but is pleasant, very comfortable. Meditation has also helped me to find acceptance, particularly self-acceptance, which is giving me a greater sense of well-being and more frequent calmness. This is assisting me to speak and act with less emotional attachment while being present to the moment which is improving my relationships with others and actually achieving better outcomes.