Posts Tagged ‘C-PTSD’

A FINAL TESTIMONY: “Happiness”. Matthieu Ricard … Highly recommended book,, learn what happy is before you launch that journey.

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I can honestly say that I am a happy man, just as I can say that I know how to read or that I’m in good health. If I had been continuously happy ever since falling into a magic potion when I was little, that statement would be of little interest.
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But it hasn’t always been so. As a child and teenager, I studied the best I could, loved nature, played music, skied, sailed, watched birds, and learned photography. I loved my family and my friends. But it never occurred to me to declare myself happy.
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Happiness wasn’t a part of my vocabulary. I was aware of a potential I seemed to feel within me, like a hidden treasure, and sensed it in others. But the nature of that potential was hazy and I had no idea how to actualize it.
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The sense of flourishing I now feel at every moment of my existence was constructed over time and in conditions conducive to understanding the causes of happiness and suffering.
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The good fortune of meeting with remarkable people who were both wise and compassionate was decisive in my case, because the power of example speaks more forcefully than any other communication.
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They showed me what it is possible to accomplish and proved to me that one can become enduringly free and happy, providing one knows how to go about it.
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When I am among friends, I share their lives joyfully. When I am alone, in my retreat or elsewhere, every passing moment is a delight.
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When I undertake a project in active life, I rejoice if it is successful; and if it doesn’t work out, I see no reason to fret over it, having tried to do my best. I have been lucky enough so far to have had enough to eat and a roof over my head.
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I consider my possessions to be tools, and there is not one I consider to be indispensable. Without a laptop I might stop writing, and without a camera I might stop sharing pictures, but it would in no way impair the quality of every moment of my life.
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For me the essential thing was to have encountered my spiritual masters and received their teachings.
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That has given me more than enough to meditate on to the end of my days! My deepest wish is that the ideas gathered in this book may serve as tiny lights along the path of temporary and ultimate happiness of all beings.
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Who am….. ”I” ???.?.?.?.?.?…. No one,.. I am just here, present.

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“I” strive to be empty of thought, present, aware of all before me, interacting without judgment.
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May I add, that I struggle to live this way, having to come back to now, often, having to vacate my judgments often, having to let go of judging myself as failing. it is not easy.
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“I” am not my thoughts
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“I” am not my emotions.
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“I” am not my beliefs.
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“I” am not others judgment be it approval, disapproval, neutral, or highly critical.
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“I” am not my desires.
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“I” am not you.
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A response from Sufilight: .. .. . . .. . . . . . . . . a regular viewer, contributor, journeying toward happiness and healing….

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Marty, It’s interesting… when I read the quote, I had no problem repeating it and thinking I believe it for myself…. that is until I read your comments about disbelief.
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My heart was aching because in all honesty, deep down I don’t believe it for myself. Wow… it’s an eye opener.
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Thank for this post even if it shook me up.”

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Sufilight, awareness has brought opportunity to your doorstep, please do not despair.
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Without the emotional discovery of feeling sad, shook up, because we thought we were farther along the journey of healing, of happy, of peace of mind, healing would not be possible.
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You have to reach this awareness, sometimes being startled so change can happen, so we can deepen and grow.
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The issue “I am larger better than I thought, I did not know I held this much goodness” is not in doubt, only your critical judgment of yourself clouds the issue.
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I have interacted with you, watched your passion to heal, developed over some time and can share with you, that this quote does not approach the goodness I see in your soul, being.
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It is their I see it, the trick is to let go of all that crap, developing goodness is not needed, your chalice overflows, you will see with daily effort.
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Namaste, Sufilight, good healing..
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This blogs purpose is to give daily support for those applying mindfulness, exerting effort to heal, and you are a perfect example of that.
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You validate my blog has worth, thank you.
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Narcissism, . the art of glorifying the “Ego”……

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Let others own their own behavior, let go, be aware of who you are dealing with.
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Changing, new domain name needed, Help,,,, suggestions?

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I am expanding my blog, changing the scope, broadening from PTSD to life coach, mindfulness blog, a search for happiness, a journey toward the light, or some incredible moniker a viewer like you appears with.
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Please help with suggestions, recommendations, advice, criticism.
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“Around the next bend”
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Alms for the soul (Spirit).
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“The Mindful Jock”
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TO FINISH OFF THE EVENING, THE WORLD’S BEST THREE-YEAR-OLD DRUMMER

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http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/07/to-finish-off-the-evening-the-worlds-best-three-year-old-drummer.php

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The beginners mind, powered by the right hemisphere, look at how nothing else exists in the world but those sticks.
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Meditation is out journey back to where his mind exists, oh yes, with all the maturity and wisdom of adulthood.
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Simple, is it not?
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Happiness, miracles, unbelievable passion surrounds us, open your eyes, unclasp that thought, let go, live, risk.
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Mindfulness: awareness for us C-PTSD sufferers.

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We can not alter our childhood, erase the abuse, however mindfulness brings awareness to our selection of mates, relationships, careers, jobs, and social activity, today, now.
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It’s full impact comes when we take action, limiting the time we place ourselves in losing situations, limiting the time we associate with dangerous spaces, people or situations.
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Awareness allows us to step back, release the ego’s grasp and feel, intuitively, is this person friend or foe, is this person a giver or taker, is this person safe or dangerous, is this person kind or cruel.
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Trust the inner guide, not the ego, happy or suffering are the consequences, know rather than cognitively figure it out.
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All of this takes into account, we have accepted ourselves as we are, capable of having a meaningful relationship.
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Gender sensitive sunglasses… …. … …. ..A comment from a viewer on a post from SwittersB & Exploring blog…

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“I am currently working on some gender sensitive spectacles which allow us to see the world the way the opposite sex does.
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The “Man’s View” ones are working great, they operate in black and white and indicate all objects as either “edible, drinkable, drivable or sexual”.
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However “Girl’s View” version,operating in full colour, including automatic integration with the phases of the moon, what is on at the movies, the covers of seven different magazines and adjusted to take account of birth’s, deaths and marriages are currently so complicated that they are too heavy to be supported by one’s ears. . :-)”
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A maze, a puzzle, a quandary, life that is.
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The male ego and his pursuit of sex. .. …We men are confused, … Lost more like it,,without a clue…

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Visiting my chiropractor today, I brought up an idea about a post comparing the male ego and sex,, he immediately asked how would that go.
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Never at a loss for words, I wondered out loud why we men, think the shinier the model, the more beautiful the package, the more happiness, the more respect from other men,the status of having other men envious for starters, drives our choices, desires,,pursuit of passion?
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Since the ego never feels equal to another, the male ego is even more out of sorts when it pursues women.
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Look how the male ego tries to own, covet, possess, control their women, that is all ego, desiring status, security, safety, control.
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My daughter described why females, who associate (spend time) daily with each other, at work or wherever, link up menstrual cycles.
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The reason, to protect their mate from being approached for sex by other females.
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So, women link up, so all of them are unavailable (menstruating) at the same time, reducing the risk another woman will steal their man.
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Unbelievable, many subconscious forces are in play, as we go hunting for our perfect match.
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Please ladies, share what the female covets in a man?
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I love this, have grown to believe this with all,my,soul: …. …….. …… ………Updated:——Walt Whittman: Maybe he meant this for us

Painting by Françoise Nelly


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Recite this 1000 times everyday!

-It is true of all of us. `How does that sit with your ego? -Disbelief, I will wager.

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