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Friend or Foe?

  

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“You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.”

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– English Proverb –
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Sit today and find the perfect you, your best friend.
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Judge life and find the worst enemy.
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Who Am “I”?

  

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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
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– Lao Tzu
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Come back to now, let go, free yourself for a change.
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Build your focus quietly exploring the inner world.
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To heal, to change a life long habit like childhood abuse (C-PTSD), we need a skill that is?

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The mind can change old emotional habit with a skill that is immediate, concrete, simple, and bulletproof.
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Immediate: at the Zen center, the goal was to be awakened in a couple of decades. The mind can not act on this abstract in the distant future event. Change comes when our task is immediate, now.
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Concrete: The mind does not alter its bias with abstract thought. The mind will only move with real, concrete tasks, like my model, the breathing track.
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Simple: Anything complex will fold under the adrenal stress response (the fight, flight or freeze mechanism). It must be simple and repeatable under highly stressful triggers erupting.
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Bulletproof: The focus we build must endure our greatest emotional triggers exploding. When fear storms into our nervous system, is our focus strong enough to resist avoiding, running.
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Again, immediate, concrete, simple and bulletproof.
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Practice today.
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Mindfulness recognizes irrational fear and refuses to give attention to it!

  
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When I stopped reacting to emotionally charged triggers exploding, healing came quickly.
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Observing my scary thoughts from a distance, not avoiding, not running, started a new relationship with myself.
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Fear itself became familiar, then friendly,,then we merged as one, mind and body.
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My fear mechanism (adrenal stress response) was benign, without intent or ill will.
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Fear was not an evil demon, a nasty entity to be scared of.
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It was just a body mechanism tasked with my defence.
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Without the storylines of trauma, fear turned from angry lion to a friendly domestic pet.
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Irrational fear had lost its ability to scare me, to force me to avoid, to rule my being.
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Sit today, focused, aware and let go of your fear.
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Mindfulness: where we become friends with our nervous system, our fear, our anxiety

  

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Want to heal from Ptsd, then become friends with your fear mechanism and trauma will fade.
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Mindfulness is a focus exercise of self discovery.
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We focus until the ego fades, then we explore our inner world.
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Fear ceases to be scary.
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Avoiding our own body mechanisms becomes a moot point.
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Life shifts, expands in the crystal clear moment of now.
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Doubt, worry and fear become fleeting emotions of little sustenance.
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We can actually learn to use fear and doubt to pursue healing and happiness.
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Fear: does it harm us???????

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Example: While on a walk in the woods with my three small grandkids, we stumble on an angry mother bear with a young cub.
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She raises, roars and then starts to close the distance between us. An eight foot tall grisly bear launches our fight, flight or freeze mechanism (Adrenal stress response).
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We are frozen, terrified, frightened prey.
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Being deathly afraid is normal, unavoidable, real life.
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Suddenly a loud noise distracts the bear and we slip away.
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Question? Has this fear damaged me physically or mentally.
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No, I am fine. My adrenal stress response is not dangerous to me or you.
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Reacting to irrational fear day after day harms us, not an occasional bear every couple of decades.
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Fear does not harm us, so why do we avoid it, fear it.
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Yes we fear, fear itself and that is not logical.
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If you sit quietly and explore your inner world, fear will reveal himself as a friend.
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Pain And Fear Part Two

  

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Fear and pain both grow with attention, become stronger the more we think about them.
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When we fear our pain, it is elevated to suffering status.
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Any decent pain will bring suffering into our lives.
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When we avoid fear and pain at all costs, healing and happiness are a
Million miles away.
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Both fear and pain can be experienced differently.
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Fear and pain are enhanced by judgment and thought.
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Continued
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