Posts Tagged ‘MINDFULNESS’

Mindfulness compared to the “Ego”—- war of the words….


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The ego grasps identity, needs approval, achievement, a sense of superiority.
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Mindfulness is about letting go, bringing perspective to desires.
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The ego is rigid and narrow, mindful flexible and expansive.
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The ego is created, mindful just is.
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The ego feels isolated, better or worse not equal, the mindful totally connected to one another and things.
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The ego is like a prison, the mindful freedom, the universe.
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The ego always needs, the mindful, fulfilled with life exactly like it is.
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The ego judges, the mindful accepts.
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The ego avoids, the mindful stays even when vulnerable.
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The ego has goals, the mindful a journey.
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The ego restricts growth, the mindful unlimited opportunity.
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The ego feels unworthy, the mindful complete.
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The ego races, the mindful enjoys, slows.
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The ego affiliates with anger, hate, resentment, the mindful has perspective and balance when expressing emotions.
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The ego is lonely, the mindful at peace.
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The ego is sad, the mindful happy.
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May I remind and reinforce a credo of mine???


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My contact with the behavior of a victim recently, reminded me of our most important asset.
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never give in,
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Never give up,
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Exert full energy
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No matter what
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This may be your last day on this earth.
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Go for it, my core, my journey would share with you.
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Take risks, live, reach a little farther, give a little more to those you view in need.
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Be vulnerable without running, show courage, stoop down and help another.
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From an article on what makes us happy, I totally disagree with this part.


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What Do We Need To Be Happy?
By JESSICA BELTRAN, MS
Here is the whole article with a response, allowed but unanswered so far.

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/thrive/2014/04/what-do-we-need-to-be-happy/

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“Competence”
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“To be happy we need to feel capable and effective in our actions. Trusting our ability to accomplish whatever we set our mind to do is a powerful motivator. Feeling competent gives us the confidence we need to pursue the life of our dreams.

People’s level of motivation, emotions, and actions have been found to be based more on what they believe than on what is objectively true. So believe in yourself. Beliefs move mountains.

And remember that skills and abilities can be developed, so when faced with self-doubt, take action to improve whatever it is you feel you are lacking. Read a book, take a class, or practice until you get your confidence back. The more competent you feel, the happier you’ll be.”
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My opinion.
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You can be happy without a lick of this competence.
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All I need to do is be present and try my damnedest, everyday.
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Competence, achievement are ephemeral experiences, fading as the next moment arrives.
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I need accomplish nothing to be happy, happy will not be found in competence.
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When life brings difficulties, fear, isolation, worry, and the most ardent effort has no impact, life would be filled with suffering by her definition.
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In spite of all that, I have experienced incredible happiness by letting go of that need to complain, to feel sorry for myself, to feel unlucky, when life kicks my butt.
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It is a journey, not an accomplishment, accomplishments wither and die, once thought valuable, indispensable, that will change.
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The least competent in the room, maybe the happiest, my opinion.
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I can bring up some videos of people with outrageous physical handicaps that inspire me.
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They can hardly accomplish anything, but they glow with life, somehow.
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Helen Keller would be first on my list.
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A truth for all….


~Walt Whitman~
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Accept, let go, trust, then we can be happy, right here, right now.
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Simple, to begin, begin.
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Out beyond comparison, way out there our journey thrives!!!!


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Way out beyond cognition, farther out than judgment, when our breath slows and acquires a balance, a quiet rhythm of being, uncovers the door to the other side.
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The side without vowels, consonants, words, sentences, or paragraphs linking to worry, doubt, fear or unworthiness.
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The side without good or bad, right or wrong, inferior or superior.
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The side unbridled by the barriers of cognition, expansive, vast and wonderful.
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The side that lets go, lives fully, exists only in this moment.
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The side where happiness thrives in every view.
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Our true self shines with brilliance in this glittering space.
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Be a time traveller, sit, quiet down, journey by letting go, trust, expand, free yourself.
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Updated: —–Healing: ..What Stands in the Way???????

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PTSD people have a tremendous issue with letting go.  Intelligence seems to be a handicap because some need to think and rethink and think some more.

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Identifying with your trauma attaches it to our life.  We heal doing the opposite, letting go.

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For me, my identity does not connect me to my trauma, except for the character it has built.

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I am not a survivor of anything.

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I am here without thought, free to experience all life offers.  My trauma does not define me or even begin to describe me.

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  For myself the last thing that defines me is my past trauma.

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Update:—–A Little More Insight onThe Breathing Track; Drop The thought Grab the Body Sensation!

Breathing Track

Our goal is to stay present when the big jolts and fear arrive with a trigger thought (cortisol).  The Breathing Track develops the focus and concentration needed to follow the sensations connected to the trauma.

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The body sensations settle where we store the cortisol, dumped by the trigger thought.  Drop the thought and ride the Breathing Track, feel everything about these sensations, spasms, electrical jolts or maybe pain.

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Some of us light up in the solar plexus, others in the neck or jaw area, it differs between people.  Get to know this body sensation and it will lose power each attempt at following along.  This is the physical part of the fight or flight system, our bodies mechanism, nothing to be afraid of.

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If you practice observing trigger thoughts, following the sensations, riding the breathing track, symptoms will improve quicker than any other exercise.  Promise!

Life:—-risk —- delusion or action???


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Life is
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a risk,
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there is
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no control,
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only action
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Or delusion.
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Which one will you follow?
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. I gauge my life on a small scoreboard……if I were to judge….


Any baseball scholars know who number nine is? A hint, one of the greatest nicknames in all of sport, “the splendid splinter”
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Time spent dissociating, leaving this moment to compare or cognitively judge something.
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Time spent in this moment while letting go of judgments, worry, doubt, fear or any other egocentric function.
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In terms of size of experience, dissociation is the beach ball in the Pacific Ocean of now, the present moment, the expansive opportunity of living fully.
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Healed what has changed:—- abstract or finite, solid, dense,


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Suffering from full blown C-PTSD, my nervous system turned on its head, my life was lived mostly in the abstract.
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By that I mean, thoughts, memories and my reactions inside my mind, filled most of waking life.
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How about you?
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Do past traumas, emotionally charge thoughts, worries, loss, failures, or guilt occupy large segments of your time?
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Life for you then, is also abstract, shallow, thin, brittle, rigid and full of suffering.
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Healed, my life is occupied by solid, dense, formidable action, mental and physical.
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Abstract fades, disintegrates in the face of action, the reality of now.
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If you want to expand this reality, give to others and everything once believed will change.
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Life has an expansive, free space for us to let go and live in vivid color, the astonishing clarity of now.
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Grasp onto the abstract part of the mind and you will flounder.
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Take action and eliminate any doubt, it is foolproof.
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