We are programmed to escape, to flee, to avoid “”FEAR”“?

  
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When the fight or flight mechanism (Adrenal Stress Response) explodes, that scary jolt in the solar plexus, our initial reaction is self preservation.
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If our adrenal stress response activates when facing another human or animal, we may fight, take real action.
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A much different reaction unfolds for irrational, abstract fear, or past traumatic memories. We rarely face irrational fear, abstract memories of the past without therapy or mindfulness.
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Every time we flee, avoid irrational fear it grows, becomes more powerful. The path towards triggers exploding develops into a freeway.
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Every time an irrational fear, an implicit memory is grasped, we lose and suffering grows.
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We heal and find happiness
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by not thinking,
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by not judging,
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by not avoiding,
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by not dissociating.
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Sit today, let go, befriend your fear, expand your life, live fully.
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A reminder: Affirmations; repeat out loud daily!

  
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I strive to accept all of me, the human strengths and frailties, the flawed and exceptional me, as well.
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I actively, try my best everyday, to live in this moment, then relax.
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I try my best to be free, to live free and accept life without judgment.
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Thich Nhat Hanh: Happiness

  
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“Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas.
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Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy.
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We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form.”
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Chase happiness and she will be an elusive foil.
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Sit quietly, focus intently, let go, accept you,
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know that there is no other place on earth you need to be,
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Know that this is the exact place you should be,
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With the exact skills, victories, failures, hardships and triumphs.
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Repeat this often and a glimpse of happiness may peek through.
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Rules

  

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“Life has two rules:
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#1 Never quit
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#2 Always remember rule # 1.”
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– Unknown –
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Simple.
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Unworthy is a beast!

  

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Unworthiness,
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a relentless ghost
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abstract in nature,
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claims no form,
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can not be touched
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with human hand.
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Such a critical
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“Judgment”
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Repercussions
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Cut
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to our core.
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Happiness
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unattainable
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Unworthy
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Abounds.
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Take Action, Try,,stop Thinking, Move, And Then Smile

  

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“My actions are my only true belongings.”
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Let go of thought and act.
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Our actions are more powerful than mere thoughts and judgments.
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One action carries more weight, giving freely to others.
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We can be so much better than how we judge us, me and you.
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Self talk: “It is so automatic and subtle you don’t notice it”

  
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Edward Bourne PhD. Anxiety specialist:
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“It is so automatic and subtle
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you don’t notice it or
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the effect it has on
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your moods and feelings.
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It appears in telegraphic form-
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one short word or image
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(”Oh no!)
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contains a whole series of thoughts,
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memories, or associations.
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Anxious self-talk is typically irrational but almost always sounds like the truth.
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Negative self-talk perpetuates avoidance.
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Self-talk can initiate or aggravate a panic attack.”
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my two cents
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Mindfulness searches the inner world to integrate this subconscious draw, this negative self talk in due time.
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Sit today and self talk will be laden with opportunity and optimism.
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