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Celebrate our differences

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Celebrate who you are, let go, live, bring happy along with you.

I love this scene, a sort of candid camera type glimpse into a life, hopefully, lived to the beat of that different drummer.

 

 

Celebrate your flaws, they are also impermanent, part of the fiber that makes us human, imperfect, sentenced to die as each life succumbs to nature.

 

 

Judgment does not leave this planet with us, so why value it.

 

 

Judgment is air without action, not even a breeze.

 

 

Judgment shackles the expansive mind with ego limiting thoughts, thoughts comparing, doubting, worrying, and fearing.

 

 

Our prison in life is our ego, small, rigid, adolescent and its glaring weakness, it can never feel equal to anyone.

 

 

This is a challenge for me.   My childhood imprint was one of constant critical comments and physical punishments.

 

 

Deep inside me, that imprint manifests as doubt, worry, fear and unworthiness.

 

 

Daily practice has given me weapons, skills and experience to apply and navigate this scary maze of trauma.

 

 

It it is not easy or calm some days.

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A question from Greg Weber on a recent post, my answer!!!!!!!!

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“However, attention also comes at a price, especially at first. When we first start paying attention to the things we’ve denied or neglected, it usually hurts – a lot.
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This is because dissociation is how we block painful emotions that are overwhelming to us, and starting to pay attention to our internal life again is the antithesis of dissociating. People often tout the benefits of developing a mindfulness practice, and there are indeed many of them.
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But it’s not free; the price we pay for it is increased discomfort, especially in the beginning. That little tidbit seems to generally get left out in discussions about learning to pay attention.”
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Living life, dissociating everyday is surely not free, it is filled with suffering.
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“Dissociation is how we block painful emotions”, this statement does not address the suffering, the pain that accompanies dissociating like this.
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Painful emotions are not blocked by dissociating or other painful emotions take their place.
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Doing nothing, continuing to suffer, to dissociate, to waste life is also a decision, also left out of the discussion.
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The hurt we suffer by gazing internally, mindfully, is minuscule compared to the day to day suffering we endure by dissociating.
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Continuing to live in our current environment is a decision.
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Continuing to dissociate, to grasp thought, to accept the storyline of trauma is a decision, a very powerful one.
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Dissociation has no end, no solution, mindfulness leads to healing, cessation of our created suffering..
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