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Surrender eliminated something for me!….

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——-“Resistance”———
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The combination of focus on the breath (Breathing Track), listening intently, and acceptance, deepened my healing journey.
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Acceptance was difficult to master for me. It took month after month of daily practice to reach an understanding.
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In that acceptance space, I still had resistance, a protective barrier.
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The visualize I see, is someone about to strike us, we cringe, our muscles contract, stiffen, tighten, we turn inward instinctivly, guarded, slightly toward a fetal position.
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Surrender eliminated that last resistance for me, simple.
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Surrender kept me so busy being open, that I forgot to recoil in fear at times.
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All things become easier with daily practice, now, surrender is habitual at times.
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Choices—-Combinations—- strengths—- power— consequences—–

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Three combinations: The mind and Thought; The mind and action (Without thought); The mind and non action (without thought).
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The greatest of thought, the ultimate wisdom is still considered air if no action is present.
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If we do not take some action, expressing in speech or writng in print an idea, then it is air, only significant or known between our own ears.
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Einsteins theory of relativity would have been lost if not shared, if no action was taken to express it.
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Any thought,,,,, is that worthless,,,,,, without action, ,,,,so why react to trauma thoughts so anxiously, so fear based.
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Look back in the rear view mirror for a second, when has thought about the future impacted reality or even materialized.
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Why do we follow things, proven wrong with each new honoring situation and behavior.
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how many times have we avoided, ran, dissociated in fear, but nothing happened.
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No real consequences, no real danger existed from my trauma memories, visions, nightmares, triggers.
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I ran for years from them, though, without consequences, without any of them coming true, why?
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Now I know, it is PTSD, implicit trauma memories from childhood abuse, stored in the amygdala, not integrated to present moment, activated by external stimuli.
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History::—Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer.

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They include English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray in 1811;
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actor Chill Wills in 1903;
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playwright Clifford Odets in 1906;
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actor/singer Harriet Hilliard Nelson in 1909;
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composer/ arranger/ pianist Lou Busch (aka Joe “Fingers” Carr) in 1910;
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actor Hume Cronyn in 1911;
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comedian Red Skelton in 1913;
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South African leader and Nobel Peace Price laureate Nelson Mandela in 1918;
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astronaut-turned-Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, in 1921 (age 93);
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gold medal ice skater Dick Button (age 85)
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journalist/author Hunter S. Thompson in 1937;
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actor James Brolin and
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former baseball Manager Joe Torre,
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publisher Steve Forbes in 1947 (age 67);
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businessman Richard Branson (age 64) and
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Village People singer Glenn Hughes,
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both in 1950; country singer Ricky Skaggs in 1954 (age 60),
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and actors Elizabeth McGovern in 1961 (age 53),
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Vin Diesel in 1967 (age 47) and
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Kristen Bell in 1980 (age 34).
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On this date in history:
In 1925, Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” was published.
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In 1939, after a sneak preview of “The Wizard of Oz,” producers debated about removing one of the songs because it seemed to slow things down. The song: “Over the Rainbow.”
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In 1969, a car driven by Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., plunged into a pond at Chappaquiddick Island, Mass., killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne.
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In 1976, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to be awarded the score of a perfect 10 in gymnastics.
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In 1977, Vietnam was admitted to the United Nations.
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In 1984, a gunman opened fire at a McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, Calif., killing 21 people.
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In 2013, Detroit became the largest U.S.city to file for bankruptcy.
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Action versus thought

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“Do you want
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who you are?
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Don’t ask.
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Act!
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Action will
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delineate and
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define you.”
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― Thomas Jefferson—
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Thoughts are broken down by action, paragraphs disassembled into words, then letters, finally placed back in the scrabble box.
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Words lose power when action arrives.
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Non PTSD post………American football arrogance on display,,, humorous. I hope…

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American Football fan
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commenting on soccer:
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If I wanted
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to watch guys
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trying to score,
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Over and over again,
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And fail.
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I would go to
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a singles bar.
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Oh my, we Americans are something. ,we love our football.

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See how empty looks!!!!!!!!!! A mind,,, a mirror,,,

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In my mind, my visualization of empty (mind) looks like this, startling each boat captain, who throws anchor in this pristine harbor.
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Empty is devoid of crap, like thoughts, cloudiness, doubt, unworthiness, resentment and loss.
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Empty shines a mirror back upon this current moment, look at those boats.
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Letting go of all of our impurities, reveals what a perfect mirror the mind can be.
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By all means filter your impurities, peer inward, in a quiet manner.
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Arthur Schopenhauer– talent and genius….

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“Talent hits a target no one else can hit.
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Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
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― Arthur Schopenhauer–
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A view from a perch not familiar to me.
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Arthur Schopenhauer Author profile:
born in Free City of Danzig (today Gdańsk), Poland February 22, 1788
died September 21, 1860
genre philosophy.
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Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher best known for his work The World as Will and Representation. Schopenhauer attempted to make his career as an academic by correcting and expanding Immanuel Kant’s philosophy concerning the way in which we experience the world.
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My happiness does not arrive with the cessation of ?

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Happiness did not arrive with the cessation of turmoil, the elimination of challenges, the nullification of critcism, or the eradication of opponents.
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In my opinion, happiness arrives when judgment, doubt, worry, anger, and unworthiness become insignificant from one breath to the next.
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When my mind is empty, open, with a giving intention, happy with a big smile is near.
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In tough times, happy comes when I accept me and the harsh situation without judgment.
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It comes with knowing I need not flee, need not make excuses, need not judge or destroy it, it will change.
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I know my happy will endure, outlast any situation or person by years, now.
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Explore——- Examine…..

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“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
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Sit quietly, follow the breath,,peer inward, discover you.
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“To begin, begin”
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My awareness gets lost, —– “Frozen”. —then appeared again with direction..

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When my healing first began, it was subtle, almost insignificant shifts easily blended in with my old behavior that healing unveiled itself.
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Today, at Walmart, I purchased a “Frozen” poster for my six year old grand daughter.
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Funny how mindfulness or the subconscious works, as soon as I turned the key off as I arrived home, the realization of me not being able to recollect putting that poster in that car, overwhelmed my viewing screen.
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Well, it was not there, I had left it, my profound awareness, my practice, well nothing is perfect.
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Before despair, judgment of loss would have prevailed throughout the day,,however mindfulness stepped in non chalantly.
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Suddenly instead of loss, I pictured some needy mother, finding a small offering, a free “Frozen” poster for her daughter, from the universe, and I smiled.
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