You are probably wondering why I might turn to you, a veteran of the war?
I am a senior , a medical doctor in Warsaw Poland, and what could I possibly have in common with you, a veteran of recent wars?
I did not fight in a war, but I am a survivor of post war horrors in Warsaw Poland under an oppressive and brutal communist regime. So, I experienced early in life the same trauma that soldiers and prisoners in concentration camps felt. Studies have shown that the devastating effects of war on soldiers and civilian populations will be felt for at least three or more subsequent generations. Your body will survive, barely, but your mind still carries the memories, and those memories continue to replay inside your mind damaging your body and the children will remember and as you will see, terribly affected by the suffering this is causing the parents and the constant stress.
For years, when I was working on my understanding, I realized how important it was, the silence and time for myself. I noticed how much noise bother me in the street, people talking constantly, television etc. I started to appreciate the time only dedicated for me and being present in tranquil environment that allows me to be truly myself. I noticed that these particular conditions allow me to gradually recover. At first I decided to participate in frequent trips out of town and being around nature. Then the constant yearning for peace attracted habitability in a quiet area, even though in the same city, away from the hustle and full of greenery.
These excellent conditions allowed me to begin to fully enjoy the peace, not only for creating something (ec. writing), but most of all to be with me, to explore the importance of silence for the integrity of my body, recover its rhythms, for harmony with nature and the people. I find that silence is full, full of life: life in me and surroun…
Dr. Ewa Bialek incredible journey from near crippled by the disease to completely healed and lecturing on the subject is documented in this comprehensive guide that details exactly how she did it and how you can to.
Dr. Ewa Danuta Bialek Ph.D is a medical researcher that suffered from the pain and despair of fibromyalgia for years due to a traumatic childhood.