How does your Mind feel about the day ahead?

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Maybe in the shower or sometime in the morning, the mind scans the day ahead.
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This is an insightful time, a glimpse into how our mind feels about life.
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Be aware of any body sensations connected to your feelings.
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Do you feel open, free, full of opportunity, or is it tense, filled with danger, loss?
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Unlimited opportunity and enthusiasm at one end, gloom and doom at the other end.
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I would bet our self worth is connected to these judgments.
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Before improving, my morning thoughts were filled with possible loss, shame, maybe humiliation, a frightening feeling worse than death.
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Constant criticism from my father made me dependent on approval, external conditions for any self worth.  This admission still brings a small tinge of shame for me.
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This was not a life sentence but took daily practice, trial and error plodding through days of confusion to improve.
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Pay attention to your mind, your feeling about life, your attitude.
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Do you think you can be happy?
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Do you think you deserve to be happy?
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When my disorder (PTSD) exploded, I did not think so.
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It is defined as an irrational disorder.
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The need to develop focus, the ability to let go of these judgments, is essential for healing.
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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Laurie Schuler on December 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Well written Marty. I am finding most days I have very limited thought in the shower. This is a very good situation for me.

  2. Posted by Laurie Schuler on December 13, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    😁

  3. Posted by Anonymous on December 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    When someone New tries to meditate, they are shocked at the volume of thought of the mind racing.

    Always been that way

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