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We are what we think, perceive! … … … Let go and be free of the confines

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Ricard: emotional episodes;
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For authors who consider when an emotional episode is dysfunctional, two issues predominate.
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In the first case, an episode is considered to be dysfunctional or disruptive when the subject expresses an appropriate emotion with disproportionate intensity.
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If a child does something foolish, his parents’ anger can have educational value; fury or hatred are completely disproportionate.

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Likewise, as Andrew Solomon writes,
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“grief is depression in proportion to circumstance;
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depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.”
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Grief and depression can be momentary, actually dissolve in this present moment.
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Let go of your thoughts, accept, then surrender and depression will fade.
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Matthew Ricard: . . . the traditional languages of Buddhism have no word for emotion

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“Despite their rich terminology for describing a wide range of mental events, the traditional languages of Buddhism have no word for emotion as such.

That may be because according to Buddhism all types of mental activity, including rational thought, are associated with some kind of feeling, be it one of pleasure, pain, or indifference.

And most affective states, such as love and hatred, arise together with discursive thought.

Rather than distinguishing between emotions and thoughts, Buddhism is more concerned with understanding which types of mental activity are conducive to one’s own and others’ well-being, and which are harmful, especially in the long run.

This is actually quite consistent with what cognitive science tells us about the brain and emotion.

Every region in the brain that has been identified with some aspect of emotion has also been identified with aspects of cognition.

There are no “emotion centers” in the brain.

The neuronal circuits that support emotions are completely intertwined with those that support cognition.

This anatomical arrangement is consistent with the Buddhist view that these processes cannot be separated: emotions appear in a context of action and thought, and almost never in isolation from the other aspects of our experience.

It should be noted that this runs counter to Freudian theory, which holds that powerful feelings of anger or jealousy, for instance, can arise without any particular cognitive or conceptual content.”
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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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