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Want to be happy? work on. …Time,,,,,,Judgment,,,,,,Speed?

  
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Time: Time is a man made trap for living hurriedly in complete unawareness. If I did not know any better, I would say the “Ego” invented time to control us. So, eliminate hurry, being late, rushing, time constraints or suffer.
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Judgment: Vacate any judgment already contemplated. Next stop judging situations, others and especially you. Judgments attach to us, like a ball and chain of negative baggage. It is similar to carrying a backpack with 75 pounds of weight throughout the day. Why?

Life becomes harder with each step.
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Speed: Let the body go supersonic, the mind performs at its optimum going slow, focused, aware, empty of thought, oblivious to time constraints. When the mind is filled with stress or anxiety, it presses down on the accelerator, missing the scenery of life.
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Combine mindfulness practice with these three concepts and life will improve for you.
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We are separating, building a space between thoughts, emotions, “Ego” and our true self


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We are building resilience in our nervous systems. By strengthening our ability to focus and then let go, we build a space between thought, emotion and the real us (spirit, soul).
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This space let’s us choose to react or not.
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Anger becomes a choice, engaging thought or letting go an easy decision.
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This space created from letting go, emptying the mind of thought, expands, then offers us infinite opportunity.
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When we get lost in thought, in emotional drama, life narrows and we suffer.
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Whatever path you choose, know that thought and “Ego” can fill the mind with so much crap, that our chance for peace of mind, happiness disappears.
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Matthew Ricard, the happiest man in the world, believes life is meant for the pursuit of happiness.
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I agree, totally.
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Sit today, focus, let go, empty your mind, make a space for your happiness to thrive.
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self talk,,,, ,, subtle and automatic


A flavor of the metropolis of Eugene, Oregon with Brighton riding his little balance bike.

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Edward Bourne: self-talk;
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“It is so automatic and subtle you don’t notice it or the effect it has on your moods and feelings.
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It appears in telegraphic form- one short word or image (”Oh no!) contains a whole series of thoughts, memories, or associations.”
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How do we change this?
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Affirmations combined with a mindfulness practice.
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Yes, self image, self worth and how we talk internally are connected, interdependent on each other.
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I strive with all out effort to accept all of me, the good, the mundane, the flawed and the exceptional in this current moment.
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Record, repeat, say out loud each morning, noon and night.
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Affirmations, mindfulness practice (actual sitting) and application during the day complete our healing model.
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Preparing to sit, meditate… Mindset.

  
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There is no other place on this planet you should be but right here,,,,,,,, right now……breathe!
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You are exactly where you should be, with the exact skills you should have at this moment. Breathe!
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Scan your body, sense, feel tension, stress, knots, anxiety and pain.
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Bring the breath to any areas where tension, pain or stress are stored.
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Breathe, inhale and extend the exhales for a couple of breathes.
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Let go of doubt, worry and unworthy for a half hour. You can always come back to it in a while.
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For the next twenty minutes, a silent focus absorbs our consciousness entirely.
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Leave the deadlines, the time constraints, the losses, and the emotional worry behind for a couple of minutes and just be here, empty.
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Focus, like your mental life depends on it.
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It does!
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Updated: A response in Affirmations: How and Why!!!!!

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This is a response from Browneyegirl: The awareness to know, then face your vulnerabilities with this process is the best I have ever read.
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“I create my own affirmations by looking inside of myself and thinking about what my fears, worries, and concerns are. Once I know what they are I create an affirmation to fill in that space, and eventually I am whole again in that area. For example, about my fears regarding my abuser, I feel trapped, threatened, and hurt. I explored those feelings further as they came up anytime HE came up in my head, and eventually, I created this affirmation, “ I forgive you for what you have done to me and I am safe.”
When I say this to myself, I usually end up imagining I am on an island, with a willow tree and a small cottage. For me that image provides a sort of sanctuary for my spirit and soul.”
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Pay attention, pay attention, pay attention!

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Rick Hanson in “Buddhas Brain” explains how the minds axis tilts slightly negative, and how negative thought attaches like Velcro.
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When our mind is ruminating in memory, drumming up doubt and worry, suffering is guaranteed.
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The solution: We need to get out of our head, we need to take action.
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Follow the hands, arms, legs and eyes intently.
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Pay attention to what you see and touch, feel your hands and feet, connect with the body.
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Get out of your head, breathe, let go, focus.
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Let judgment fade for a minute, feel the body sensations attached to those emotional thoughts.
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Again, pay attention to the process, not the perceived emotional story.
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Doubt and worry can consume an entire life.
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Doubt and worry arrive when we quit paying attention to now.
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Let’s be like Ricky Henderson

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The greatest lead off hitter in the history of baseball and it’s all time base stealer, often spoke in third person.
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Ricky would lament, “Ricky is a first ballot hall of famer.”
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He would describe himself in third person frequently.
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I adopted this technique with my ego.
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One day someone did something that angered me, I said, you have pissed off my ego.
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Funny, it detached me from him and I laughed as that negative emotion faded.
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We create our ego, he/she is not real, a bit actor of sorts.
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It is more a possession not our core.
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We can ignore our ego, discount the many offerings, trading in thought for this present moment, empty, aware.
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