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Part four: .. The Undefeated Mind; …. Pursuing. Happy…

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“They may no longer believe they can be happy and therefore stop behaving as if they want to be, but that’s because depression often leads to a state of learned helplessness (once convinced that happiness is no longer possible, continuing to take action toward it becomes next to impossible).
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Just as the heart’s function continues to be the pumping of blood even when it starts to fail, our minds aim toward happiness even when they appear to stop seeking it or even wanting it.
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Whether we want this to be true or even realize it is makes no difference.”

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Part three happy….

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Even people who appear to want nothing to do with happiness, like those so immersed in self-hatred that their principle aim becomes self-sabotage, will say they haven’t lost their desire for happiness so much as ceased to believe they deserve it.
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Similarly, people suffering from severe depression who seek their own destruction typically do so only to escape the pain they’re feeling, not because they no longer want to be happy.
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Part two: the undefeated mind and the pursuit of happy….

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“The pursuit of happiness isn’t merely an inalienable right with which we’re endowed or an activity we’re capable of choosing; it’s psychological law we must obey.”
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Pursuing happy is so much more important than we ever dreamed, no?
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The pursuit of happy::::. ……. ..The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self by Alex Lickerman

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An Irresistible Pursuit:
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“We actually have as little choice about wanting to become happy as the heart does about pumping blood.
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We’re incapable of wanting not to become happy.”
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Amazing! Wanting happiness is more than a desire or a want, it is an innate quality of life.
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5% of us take enough action

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The mind can be like a roller coaster or a snowball rolling downhill, gaining speed, momentum, inertia.
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Awareness fades as the mind ramps up its resting, it’s idling speed.
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Meditation/Mindfulness practice for ten to thirty minutes, resets our idling speeds default setting to calm, more aware.
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Mindfulness allows the brain/mind to rest, sort of a fast from constantly working.
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This practice allows stress, tension, and fear to take a break.
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The mind does not feel comfortable empty, aware, going slow and not under constant pressure from the ego to react.
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Only 5% of us take daily action to improve, to change, to heal, to be happy.
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The choice to act separates those that heal from those who continue to suffer.
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Is your doctor at odds with current neuroscience and early mental development?

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We were informed by an Emergency room Doctor, that children under three are resistant or impervious to trauma, as he poked my grandchild 16 different times trying to start an IV.
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I am floored by this and my therapists agrees, this is a false statement.
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The first three years of life are the most important and the first year dominates the other two in importance.
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ICU nurses wanted my daughter to leave her 18 month old with them, when they were going to place him in pain, under stress.
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Their trainning was to isolate the pre- verbal baby from its caregiver.
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I totally disagree.
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Cortisol is being dumped, so words by a physician, not a mental health professional maybe wrong.
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Can you let go of that thought?

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That is the question.
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Can you let go of that emotion?
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The door to happiness awaits if you can.
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