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Ricard: pleasure and happiness: worlds apart; . . .one, small, shallow, fleeting, the other, more permanent, deeper, enduring,

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“Pleasure is exhausted by usage,

like a candle consuming itself.
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It is almost always linked to an activity and naturally leads to boredom by dint of being repeated.

Listening rapturously to a Bach prelude requires a focus of attention that, minimal as it is, cannot be maintained indefinitely.

After a while fatigue kicks in and the music loses its charm.

Were we forced to listen for days on end, it would become unbearable.

Furthermore pleasure is an individual experience, most often centered on the self, which is why it can easily descend into selfishness and sometimes conflict with the well-being of others.”
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Happiness by Matthew Ricard: . … ..“happiest man alive”

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“For just

a few

moments,

thoughts

of the past

are suppressed,

the mind

is not burdened

with plans

for the future,

and the

present moment

is liberated

from all

mental constructs.
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This moment

of respite,

from which

all sense

of emotional

urgency

has vanished,

is experienced

as one of

profound peace.
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For someone

who has

achieved

a goal,

completed

a task,

or won

a victory,

the tension

they have

long carried

with them

relaxes.”
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A viewer inquires: .. .. . . After being in therapy for 3 years and thinking for half my life I had “bad anxiety”, I was just diagnosed with C-PTSD.

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“Reading this makes me feel better, knowing some of the things that I feel, others feel. I alway tell my friends “I don’t think like other humans” and I don’t think they understand what that means or how I feel, and that’s frustrating. Also, the constant search for someone to rescue me. The thoughts and the feelings have become so strong that sometimes I feel like I can’t continue to live my life this way. I’m glad I found this and see that it has helped others, I hope it can help me too.”
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Welcome. No, we do not think or does our mind work like others without trauma’s sting.

That condition can change.

You can think or maybe try some thoughtless, empty moments to free yourself.

The unknown is gone, only you and your thoughts, remain.

If you want to recover quickest, start a daily mindfulness practice, a meager 30 minutes a day.

Some viewers have healed from this platform alone, accompanied by their willpower, discipline, action, physical and mental.

I can illuminate the landscape before you, share a skill that will enable you to heal and maybe give some encouragement along the way.

Good luck.

A healing journey begins with one small action. Maybe this one.

This is why my blog exists, to be available for those willing to take action like this.
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Let the idea of the grass being greener on the other side of the fence go.

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“The trouble

with ordinary

reality

is that

a lot

of it

is dull,
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so we

long ago

decided

to leave

for somewhere

better.
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— CHARLES TART-
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There exists no accomplishment, no desire fulfilled, or geographical place that will remove the dullness.
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Happiness is impossible when you carry and believe these unfulfilled dreams.
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It can not be better away from this moment, now.
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Now is the only time where happiness inhabits, no other place is real.
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Below the dull exists a teaming brilliance waiting to be discovered.
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It does not reveal itself easily, and in that adversity few find it.
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Sit quietly today and increase your odds by thousands.
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Where we grant our attention thrives, where we withhold fades into oblivion!

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Shaila Catherine

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“you learn

to rest

in the

first moment

of contact

at any

sense door,
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before it

evolves

into a chain

of discursive

thinking.”
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If we are aware, present, empty, many disruptive,,useless thoughts, emotions, upturned senses do not get fuel to continue.

It is hard to stop a snowball traveling downhill, extremely easy on a flat surface, not moving.

It only takes ignoring it, very, very little effort.

We get pummeled when the snowball heads downhill, gaining speed, and power.

It is where we grant attention that changes life most drastically.
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By momentarily ceasing to construct self-concepts through daily experiences, you simplify and clarify your relationship with all things. .

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My interpretation: We take our daily experience,

placing different importance on one situation over another,

as we value one person over another,

and construct “I”, a self,

as a reflection of how we fit it or fail to fit in.
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If we were to travel to another planet with alien inhabitants, would this self be pertinent?
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Would We have to construct a new self to fit into a new world.
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Consider we, our true self (soul, spirit) has not changed since birth.
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Play around, experiment with self, emotions, their relationships and interactions.
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Why not use the “Ego” as a servant, assisting in our pursuit of happiness.
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Part two: …momentarily ceasing to construct self-concepts

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“Here is where the illusion of self is fabricated; here is where it can be abandoned.
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By momentarily ceasing to construct self-concepts through daily experiences, you simplify and clarify your relationship with all things.
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As you practice mindfulness and concentration,

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you learn to rest in the first moment of contact at any sense door,
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before it evolves into a chain of discursive thinking.”
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