Posts Tagged ‘C-PTSD’

Shaila Again Wonderful!

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“Rather
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than shift
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the blame
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system,
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or person,
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one can
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develop
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the capacity
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to opt
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to rest
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within
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the experience
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of inconvenience.”
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Wow. When we find ourselves about to enter a situation with tension, possibility of loss, rejection, criticism, or danger, what is our preparation, reaction.
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Preparation: Do we ruminate and obsess on how offended we are or do we stay in the moment, empty, aware, all emotions and skills at the ready?
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Reaction: Does the “Ego” lead the charge of defense or offense or do we let others own their own behavior without our judgment.
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Can we let go, when emotions soar and the “ego” feels insulted, intimidated?
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Life is a stage, play the part empty, aware and see how things change.
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Situations Are Opportunities!

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“Every situation becomes an opportunity to abandon judgment and opinions and to simply give complete attention to what is.”
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Our practice deepens as we apply letting go to each new situation.
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Bolstered by our gratitude and openness to give to others, equanamity allows us to place our attention on now, this moment.
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Opportunity turns into habit when practiced daily, then applied throughout our day.
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equanimity Again

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“Spiritual practitioners thrive in unpredictable conditions, testing and refining the inner qualities of heart and mind.
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Every situation becomes an opportunity to abandon judgment and opinions and to simply give complete attention to what is.
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Situations of inconvenience are terrific areas to discover, test, or develop your equanimity.
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How gracefully can you compromise in a negotiation?
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Does your mind remain balanced when you have to drive around the block three times to find a parking space?
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Are you at ease waiting for a flight that is six hours delayed?
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These inconveniences are opportunities to develop equanimity.
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Rather than shift the blame onto an institution, system, or person, one can develop the capacity to opt to rest within the experience of inconvenience.”
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Your ship has come in, arrived, : One thing though; .. . .. .. . .It is five miles offshore!

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This is a metaphor about life, healing, happiness and the proximity these benefits are to us.
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Like the elegant yacht, happiness is right here, invisible, out of sight as the sky is obscured by massive cloud coverage some days.
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The sky and happiness are still there, concrete, real, invisible.
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If you believe in God, hopefully he is an active God, and wants you to row your butt of in pursuit of that ship.
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Life is rudderless without these challenges.
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It is why Phillip Seymour Hoffman commits suicide with all the assets a person could covet in a lifetime.
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Happiness can not be chased as a goal, like mindfulness, it is a way of living, being.
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Happiness is not a possessin or can it be owned, even by the richest man in the world.
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Let go of that fear, of that desire to control, to secure, to protect yourself from life.
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Row your butt off with a smile, that is how you play this game of life.
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May the wind always be at your back on this journey.
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How happy are you? Constructing your answer!

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Brighton at his Moms birthday!
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People have
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ready-made
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answers
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to many questions
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about themselves;
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they know
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their name,
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their address,
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and their
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party affiliation.
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But they
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do not
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generally know
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how happy
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they are,
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and they
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construct
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an answer
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to that
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question,
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whenever it
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is raised.
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-DANIEL KAHNEMAN –
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That means we have zero awareness of happiness or where it exists.
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Find happiness, then work backwards.
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Happy is not around when thought, judgment, doubt, and unworthy promulgate life.
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Immediate Is The Simple Truth



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“Meditation
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discovery
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that the
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of life
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arrived at
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immediate moment.”
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– Alan Watts –
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Simple, the past is over, the future not yet arrived, now is all there is.
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Traits of those I have witnessed heal, improve!!!!

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Here is a list of traits of those who I have witness heal.
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Awareness: It takes enough awareness to notice things can be different, much different for us to want to change.
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Urgency (desperation): Having our back to the wall, hitting bottom, reaching a space where taking action becomes easier, is a blessing for our healing.
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Action: It takes mental or physical action or both to heal.
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Form: The ability to carry on a daily practice regiment in the face of distraction, stress, loss and trauma is a must.
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Courage: This is not a calm path, it seems violently scary at times. Letting go of this vulnerability takes courage, then it takes action in the face of that perceived terror to integrate and improve.
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Humor: The ability to laugh, at oneself, at our ego, at our desires, at approval or criticism soothes our nerves, bathes our negative emotion in neutrality.
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Smile and journey with all your soul.
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