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Things that have been endured, accepted in the face of suffering…


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Things that have been endured, accepted in the face of suffering, embraced without judgment, have remained by my side, companions, as permanent as anything I know.
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Achievement, victory, defeat or loss have faded without interest or concern.
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Not being satisfied with intention, giving through action, has transcended my beliefs, my judgements, my flaws, and then, my spirit appeared, permanent, glistening.
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By willpower and action alone, a life has been transformed, once lost, rudderless, now at peace, at home.
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It takes practice to accept right now, the sticky situations, the negative, the unknown, our plight and ranking in society without reaction, without want for more.
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There is no more, only inventions of desire, a created need to satisfy a created ego, dissociatively acted out on this parallel stage of past trauma.
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We chase our own tails, entertaining for a dog for a moment, lacking in any real living, or happiness for a human.
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A feeble existence.
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My mindfulness flyer, rough version for facilitating a real mindfulness support group.

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~Mindfulness for Trauma(PTSD) support group.~
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A different,
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simpler,
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more finite,
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Way of practicing
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Mindfulness
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Benefits of mindfulness: Improves Attention, Improves Cognition, helps Manages Stress and Anxiety, Improves Heart Rate and Blood Pressure, Reduces Pain, helps with depression, anxiety and PTSD, Changes brain chemistry.
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Facilitator: former professional athlete, once afflicted with C-PTSD, developer of a breathing model for Meditating, author of a PTSD support blog. PTSDawayout.com.

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Mindfulness is simply,
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slowing the mind
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with the breath,
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Then,
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letting go
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of judgment
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Doubt will never stop you, when you ????? .


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Take action.
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Doubt lacks density, hard to find in reality, more like a ghost, shrouded and clouded in unclarity.
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Doubt coddles unworthiness, drives us away from trying, risking, living, living fully.
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Doubt is worthless, invented, untouchable, unreal.
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Action kills doubt, not success or achievement, not needed, effort in the face of doubt will bring happiness, freedom, opportunity.
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Action in the face of doubt, fear, unworthiness will breed joy and freedom, trust me.
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Action bulldozes thought, doubt, unworthiness or despair.
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Morning! Choices:::— let us take a look at the first waking hours????

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Upon waking, choices abound, a new day, a new life, a new you has woken, filled with the breath of life for another day.
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How lucky we are, this is a miracle.
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Does that idea seem overly dramatic because we wake with worry, doubt, fear and dread, anything but excitement, gratitude and joy.
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In the shower, is the world filled with opportunity, or barriers scare us, bring feelings of avoidance, sadness.
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Choices, our attention on unworthiness, or attention on now, carries our greatest power.
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We can grasp the negative, the limited or we can let go, risk, stay present, even when awkward, boring or fearful arrives.
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Staying present, letting go, allows us to explore the scary without the storyline.
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Fear becomes a friend, life is an opportunity to be lived, not disassembled cognitively.
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Worry is worthless, doubt nothing but thought, air without action.
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Wake up, see the miracle of another day of living fully, it is a journey, keep living, stop stopping, let worry be, do, risk, give, smile.
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Ricard, hostility will kill us,,,,,

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“In one study, 255 medical students took a personality test designed to measure their level of hostility.
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Twenty-five years later, it was found that the most aggressive among them had suffered five times more cardiac events than those who were less irritable.”
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Let the ego direct your attention, consequences are biological also.
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Mindfulness practice trades hostility for compassion without thought, just focus.
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Grasping, owning and identifying with judgments destroy life, and chances for happiness.
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If we must obsess at times, lets give it direction!!

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Effort and attitude, that’s it, obsess.
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Effort and attitude.
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To begin, begin.
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Results are influenced by outside forces out of our control, let them be.
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Effort and attitude when in doubt.
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Happiness can hide in the weirdest places.


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How can you not let your spirit soar when you witness a miracle like this.
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If this man feels purpose, many more things are possible, beyond the barrier of cognitive gyrations.
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What some humans have been able to endure, to accept and make the most out of, inspires me.
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How can you not give all out effort in the presence of such courage?
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Mindfulness compared to the “Ego”—- war of the words….


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The ego grasps identity, needs approval, achievement, a sense of superiority.
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Mindfulness is about letting go, bringing perspective to desires.
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The ego is rigid and narrow, mindful flexible and expansive.
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The ego is created, mindful just is.
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The ego feels isolated, better or worse not equal, the mindful totally connected to one another and things.
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The ego is like a prison, the mindful freedom, the universe.
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The ego always needs, the mindful, fulfilled with life exactly like it is.
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The ego judges, the mindful accepts.
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The ego avoids, the mindful stays even when vulnerable.
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The ego has goals, the mindful a journey.
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The ego restricts growth, the mindful unlimited opportunity.
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The ego feels unworthy, the mindful complete.
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The ego races, the mindful enjoys, slows.
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The ego affiliates with anger, hate, resentment, the mindful has perspective and balance when expressing emotions.
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The ego is lonely, the mindful at peace.
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The ego is sad, the mindful happy.
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May I remind and reinforce a credo of mine???


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My contact with the behavior of a victim recently, reminded me of our most important asset.
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never give in,
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Never give up,
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Exert full energy
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No matter what
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This may be your last day on this earth.
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Go for it, my core, my journey would share with you.
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Take risks, live, reach a little farther, give a little more to those you view in need.
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Be vulnerable without running, show courage, stoop down and help another.
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From an article on what makes us happy, I totally disagree with this part.


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What Do We Need To Be Happy?
By JESSICA BELTRAN, MS
Here is the whole article with a response, allowed but unanswered so far.

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/thrive/2014/04/what-do-we-need-to-be-happy/

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“Competence”
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“To be happy we need to feel capable and effective in our actions. Trusting our ability to accomplish whatever we set our mind to do is a powerful motivator. Feeling competent gives us the confidence we need to pursue the life of our dreams.

People’s level of motivation, emotions, and actions have been found to be based more on what they believe than on what is objectively true. So believe in yourself. Beliefs move mountains.

And remember that skills and abilities can be developed, so when faced with self-doubt, take action to improve whatever it is you feel you are lacking. Read a book, take a class, or practice until you get your confidence back. The more competent you feel, the happier you’ll be.”
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My opinion.
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You can be happy without a lick of this competence.
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All I need to do is be present and try my damnedest, everyday.
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Competence, achievement are ephemeral experiences, fading as the next moment arrives.
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I need accomplish nothing to be happy, happy will not be found in competence.
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When life brings difficulties, fear, isolation, worry, and the most ardent effort has no impact, life would be filled with suffering by her definition.
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In spite of all that, I have experienced incredible happiness by letting go of that need to complain, to feel sorry for myself, to feel unlucky, when life kicks my butt.
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It is a journey, not an accomplishment, accomplishments wither and die, once thought valuable, indispensable, that will change.
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The least competent in the room, maybe the happiest, my opinion.
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I can bring up some videos of people with outrageous physical handicaps that inspire me.
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They can hardly accomplish anything, but they glow with life, somehow.
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Helen Keller would be first on my list.
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