Posts Tagged ‘MINDFULNESS’

One affirmation repeated ten thousand 10,000 times!!

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I deeply and completely
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accept all of myself,
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my flaws,
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my uniqueness,
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my soul,
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my doubts
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my passion.
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Every morning, noon and night, record and listen, repeat out loud to engage more of the mind.*
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As Bruce Lee lamented, I fear the man who practices one kick ten thousand times, not the man practicing ten thousand kicks.
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Chronic pain: rewritten as a resource for the top of blog page…

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things i never heard from my pain specialists.. doctors and pain psychologists/// Why????
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chronic pain differs from acute pain; that unlike acute pain, chronic pain doesn’t represent harm.
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Pain has to go through the mind: the anterior cingulate cortex, which registers pain’s unpleasant character.”
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simply becoming mindful of one’s emotional response to pain decreases its unpleasantness and improves functioning, and because meditation had been shown to reduce the unpleasantness of acute pain by almost 60 percent (making meditation by some measures superior even to morphine)
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Research shows, for example, that how we interpret the meaning of pain has a dramatic impact on our ability to tolerate it.
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No one ever told me, throwing away my opioids, undertaking intense aerobic exercise till exhaustion would transform my pain.
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No one informed me that any attention I gave my pain would increase it.
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No one ever imagined pain could be impacted, diminished, changed, and altered for me.
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After the operations, nerve killings and meds, after the doctors handed my body back over to me, I was left with enough pain to ruin my existence.
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My pain has changed from dominating my life with suffering to an annoyance (I do not suffer now).
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Bringing my pain out to play while exercising, altered my relationship with it. Now I know that this change happened in the anterior cingulate cortex area of the brain.
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Aerobic exercise, meditation and attitude can devour a big portion of your suffering/
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Accepting Emotional Pain ///undefeated mind

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Though the experience of physical pain and emotional pain are clearly different, functional imaging studies show that, with few exceptions, the regions of the brain that these types of pain activate are identical.
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These include not only the regions responsible for giving pain its unpleasant character, but also those responsible for regulating its size, location, and intensity (perhaps partially explaining the startling finding that Tylenol, a centrally acting pain reliever, alleviates not only the pain of a smashed finger but also the pain of hurt feelings.)
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No wonder, then, that physical and emotional pain produce the same reaction: a strong desire to avoid the things that cause them.
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meditation and pain, undefeated mind.

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“Further, other research showed that when chronic pain patients were trained to reduce the activity in their anterior cingulate cortex by receiving real-time visual feedback from inside a functional MRI scanner, they were able to reduce their pain by as much as 50 percent without specifically intending pain reduction as their goal, offering evidence that conscious control of nonconscious brain activity is not only possible but also might represent another way to control pain.
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In addition to recommending meditation, she emphasized how chronic pain differs from acute pain; that unlike acute pain, chronic pain doesn’t represent harm.
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She stressed the need for him to abandon the short-term strategies he used to treat his pain, strategies that interfered with his ability to work (for example, remaining still or not going outside).”
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Form versus the “Void”?….

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“Form exists because the mind pro­duces it; void exists because of that which cannot be perceived.”
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Excerpt From: Musashi, Miyamoto. “A Book of Five Rings (Go Rin no Sho).”
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“What is called the spirit of the void is where there is nothing. It is not included in man’s knowledge. Of course the void is nothingness. By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist. That is the void.”
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Are they describing the mind being completely empty, focused brilliantly?
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The Undefeated Mind: Meditation and Pain People

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Because studies had shown that simply becoming mindful of one’s emotional response to pain decreases its unpleasantness and improves functioning, and because meditation had been shown to reduce the unpleasantness of acute pain by almost 60 percent (making meditation by some measures superior even to morphine), she first began teaching him how to meditate.
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In my opinion and much stated beliefs:
Any attention we give our pain, increases it, period.
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Chronic pain can be compressed, changed, altered with effort, aerobic exercise and attitude. more to follow:
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Paradigm change: when we think about happiness or healing.

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Before I healed, when my triggers exploded frequently, I suffered and avoided life itself.
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Like all the others on the PTSD discussion boards, I waited till I felt my best to venture out into the world.
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My life had become a game of avoiding triggers, being fearful, well terrified and suffering.
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How did that work out?
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Agoraphobia, for six full long months was the result.
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That behavior sentenced me to suffer for a couple of years.
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Healing and happiness, now I find, are immediate and time is fleeting.
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Change that paradigm of healing or finding happy from the future to this next breath, that sentiment is far more accurate.
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