On the path, one mans view

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From my experience of healing, running a mindfulness blog and facilitating a mindfulness group, those who heal share certain traits.
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An Attitude: Even though life maybe filled with suffering, fear and loss, they keep searching. They are not prone to give up when things do not work out. Something inside lets them get back up and try again.
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Courage, Bravery, maybe Stubborness: At some point early in the process, triggers are activated with a full fight or flight explosion. Takes courage to resist avoiding, dissociating, denying, fleeing. Sitting still, accepting then surrendering to your scary thoughts is not for the faint of heart. It is the critical moment in the healing process. Do not fear, this panic scenario will repeat itself untill we figure it out.   For myself giving up would let my father win, that was not going to happen.
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Action: Doers heal sooner or later. It takes daily action to change the mind or a disorder. Then being present and empty becomes our way of life. Action is closer to living and sedentary closer to death, our choice.
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Spirit: I am searching for the correct word to describe a drive in some people. At the Zen center the high IQ geniuses had difficulty letting go of their prized possession, their mind. During the journey helping others appears as compassion centers open. Many find ways to give back to others. A pay it forward way of connecting.
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Discipline and Exercise: The willingness to exercise, to push yourself physically and mentally.  The discipline to be consistent, to apply mindfulness throughout the day, whether things feel good or bad they practice.
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Never give up never give in.   We need not win or be successful, just get up with enthusiasm and apply effort each morning to find wellbeing.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I agree with all of your observations Marty, in particular with myself. I’m so stubborn at times, determined is a kinder word, but this has really helped with my healing. A balance of digging in and letting go. A great read with terrific insight. Thank you!

  2. Stubborn can be a great trait if used correctly. I would also recommend using our skills our strengths to assist healing.

    We need to be ok when things feel awkward, uncomfortable or anxiety filled. When we can settle in to this space, the opportunity to be free and present will arrive

    Thanks for the insightful response Mrs Zen

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