Impermanent Things

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We risk so much for impermanent things, external accomplishments, external approval, status, power, influence, credibility, etc.

We chase pleasure until it is exhausted, then we turn to distraction.

We keep busy in many ways, physically, emotionally, surround ourselves with people, play games, watch TV, gamble, sex etc. or a combination of these.

When pleasure turns hollow and sadness takes hold, severe depression or addiction maybe a companion.

That content feeling about yourself and life (happiness) does not exist in this atmosphere.

It exists inside ourselves.

It is a way of being, of living.

That feeling of content, calm within myself took many hours of practice.

It took sitting still, quiet as a mouse, facing my demons in meditative focus.

It can be arduous at times, setbacks happen, healing does not give up her bounty to the faint of heart.

Adversity is a companion on our healing path, it is not easy!

It has been the most satisfying endeavor of my life, the most rewarding.

Any thoughts?

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Athena Moberg on July 27, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    thank you so much marty, this is one of my favorite posts of yours.

    your blog has brought me and so many others a lot of peace, joy, and hope.

    thank you for sharing your journey with the world 🙂

    warmly, athena

  2. Thank you also, it is very gratifying that my words help

  3. well said, Marty.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Indeed, healing involves lots of hard work and effort!

  4. Thank you for your kind words and good luck on your journey

  5. Thoughts?
    Yeah, I want you to know, Marty, that when I discovered this blog, I was a total victim of my C-PTSD.

    It was raw and rancid, and it was having its way with me the way a cat does a mouse. I was F**ked. Well, in additioin to seeing a top notch psychologist weekly, and the discovery of a GREAT book called “Complex PTSD – From Surviving to Thriving” —- your blog has helped me see that I cannot wait for it to pass, but I must boldly push on through this BS.

    From your words of wisdom and experience, I have found so much strength. I am no longer a victim of the stuff that happened to me, but a person who is healing and getting stronger (and more normal, for what it’s worth).

    THANK YOU x1,000,000.
    Mick

  6. Mick

    Thank you very much, that is very rewarding to hear

    Your gratitude is wonderful

    Congratulations and keep up the healing

  7. Posted by Laurie on July 29, 2019 at 3:02 am

    In sharing your journey on this blog, Marty you have not only helped others, you have helped yourself. You are an inspiration

  8. Much gratitude for the compliments

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