Posts Tagged ‘MINDFULNESS’

Practice, practice, practice:::: … .action turns the wheel of life, . . . . inaction wastes life forces!

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By nature,

men are

nearly alike;

by practice,

they get

to be

wide apart


Confucius
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The more talented athlete does not always gain victory over an inferior competitor with discipline and willpower.

Talent is only one component that makes us what we are.

Speaking of team sports: a talent laden team lacking chemistry is no match for less talented cohesive unit working as one.

Our mind is a team effort by the way.

That pesky “Ego” is the flamboyant wide receiver of today’s extravaganza.

We need to watch the excessive celebration and narcissistic tendencies.
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Most of our fear is like this puffer fish, hot air inflates the size and power immensely!

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Why limit your life, your chance for freedom, happiness?

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“The reason people

find it so hard

to be happy

is that they

always see the past

better than it was,

the present worse

than it is,

and the future

less resolved

than it will be.”

– Marcel Pagnol –
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Judgment does not enhance life.
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Judgment narrows life and any chance for happiness.

Judge at your own peril.

Buyer beware!
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It is the ability to focus, to concentrate, to steer our attention that alters the direction of our journey!

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First, it is about being aware of our flaws and fears, then acceptance that allows us to let go, finally we can place our attention on this present moment.

Focus is impossible when the mind is filled with worry, doubt and unworthiness.

When we avoid, dissociate, and grasp the baton of failure, suffering ensues.

Condense life down to its basic simplicity.

We want to be happy.

Eliminate all thought and ideas which inhibit this pursuit.

Never entertain or say a negative thing about yourself.

Praise yourself with glowing adjectives, active verbs and magnificent figures of speech.

When looking for people you love, look in the mirror first.

Self love is the well from which happiness flows.

Accept, let go, be free and live fully.

Bring all attention in focus to this present moment.
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Gratitude unlocks, … .. .. . . well it is one of the master keys, my opinion!

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Real gratitude does not begin until acceptance has evolved.

Oh I can give thanks for many things.

Unfortunately, acceptance and gratitude are not beneficial when used selectively or sparingly. Acceptance is close to an all or nothing proposition.

A little acceptance is a little worthless.

What we do not accept, haunts us, does it not?

So some acceptance is good, more acceptance is better and total acceptance is best.

Happiness does not naturally flow from a person who has compartmentalized the negative part of life.

Real gratitude, acceptance of me and my current situation, cultivates humility.

Humility, the fading of the “Ego”, “I”, opens the door to the other side.

It is much easier to accept, let go, be present without the judgment machine (”Ego”) scrutinizing every move.

Gratitude sheds desires, eliminates needs, removes addictive behavior, helps empty the mind of judgment, and opens up this present moment.

Gratitude saved me the time wasted ruminating on what I thought I needed, what I thought others had and how unjust things were.

Sentiments, negative emotions like this stole my life to some degree.

Bring awareness, bring gratitude, bring focus to each breath, each day.
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C-PTSD: … … . . . . trauma lives beyond the abusers life span,, trauma lives until it is integrated!

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By Vita Vilcini
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“sounds like we had the same father.
I am 62 suffering from CPTSD my entire life. My father enabled my mother to do horrific things to me. He demanded that I be perfect in all areas of my life, but did not give me any naturing or attention. Both have been dead for 9 years, and I started therapy 21 years ago.”
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Perfection leads to unworthiness, resentment, loss and then suffering. Your parents are dead but the trauma still lives inside you.

I lived that life almost 60 years. Suffered, sometimes to my core.

It is not a life sentence though, I must share with you!

If you desire to improve, let perfection and being perfect alone, healing is possible.

You have to believe you can heal first.

Then, you need a plan. Next, you need to take daily action following this plan.

Finally applying focus throughout the day reinforces accepting, letting go, staying present.

You have tremendous skills, that others, who did not endure your childhood, did not have to develop for survival.

You have so much more than, you can see or feel right now.

You survived, found a way to endure and you have not given up.

21 years of therapy with few results demonstrates your incredible willpower and refusal to quit.

These are two of the skills (discipline and willpower) that will help you heal.

Taking action in the face of trauma and danger is rare for humans.

Maybe you just need to adapt, adopt a new plan, then reapply full effort.

I can share a skill that works and point out the landscape ahead.

My father occupies little conscious attention now and my life has been enriched healing from my childhood.

I would not change my childhood trauma!

It made me who I am.

You will find out that is all you need to be happy.

You can say this in due time with daily action and the right plan.

Good luck.
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Simplicity in doing nothing, it can be awkward at first, uneasy, difficult

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“Leave

everything

as it is

in fundamental

simplicity,

and clarity

will arise

by itself.
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Only by

doing

nothing

will you do

all there is

to be done.

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—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche1”

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