Posts Tagged ‘Gratitude’

Secrets to help you Meditate

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When meditating, I exert no influence.

Whatever comes up is observed from a distance.

Anxious Thoughts, judgments, worry and doubt, body sensations, the breath, and our interior world are observed.

Observation takes no action, exerts no pressure on anything, passively leads us to acceptance.

Any strong emotions or judgments fade away without our participation.

Words become powerless, judgments obsolete and resistance useless.

Learning to detach from the “Egos” grasp frees us to heal and improve..

Accepting all of us is not easy, does not happen without daily practice.

We do not try to escape. We are detectives, we are on an undercover stake out of our inner world, our mind.

Next comes Surrender, we picture our heart as a butterfly net and then catch our fears gently with a child’s curiosity.

We are not doing anything to our fears, surrender exerts no pressure, no influence.

Thoughts, judgments and emotions fade quickly with practice.

We learn how to train our mind to stay present, empty of negative thought and emotion.

It was scary as hell at first, I perceived my triggers had power to harm me.

That was an erroneous conclusion.

I was afraid of my own fight or flight mechanism firing, an unfounded fear at best.

PTSD is a bluff, nothing happens after cortisol and adrenaline dissipate, returning us to a normal calm.

You have to practice to reap these benefits.

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Healing has great RISK!

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My mind has tendencies, patterns, old habits that were functional surviving childhood abuse.

 

Meditation/Mindfulness builds Focus, allows me to see my Destructive thought patterns.

 

Awareness always comes first. We can not fix what we can not see or refuse to Recognize.

 

We need to let go of our created storyline of justification, and risk being vulnerable in the present moment.

 

Healing has great RISK!

 

It feels safer not risking, but suffering GROWS.

 

It is our human dilemma.

 

The fact is whether we risk or play it safe and hide, we die the same day, same hour, same minute.

 

There is no Behavior that grants us an extra day, week or year.

 

So Why not risk?

 

It is the most important question impacting your healing.

 

If you are going to heal, risk is part of your journey.

 

Nothing to lose but your suffering.

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I do not ask for an easy life, only the tools to face my challenges head on!

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Life has enormous challenges or adversity as some would say.

Some seem to have greater adversity, large loss and meager assets.

Yes life is not fair.

Instead of feeling sorry for myself, acquiring PTSD in childhood, I have gratitude for having the skills to escape that prison.

My journey has given me the skills to help others heal from PTSD.

Seems there is a bigger good or picture on my journey.

Gratitude has helped me cope with loss and life.

I would not changed my childhood, my suffering, my life, it has made me who I am!

Was this the lesson, I was to learn?

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“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” ~ Lao Tzu

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Do you value others approval over self approval?

Childhood abuse, C-PTSD, made me extremely vulnerable, craving approval from others.

That craving took all the time needed for healthy self approval.

Constant criticism and beatings created a void, a damaged “Ego”, needing kindness at all costs.

My “Ego” felt unworthy, not equal to others, I judged myself defective.

The battle to heal or wellbeing is an internal one I found out.

Internal healing, accepting, then surrendering to my fears paved the way to a different existence.

Please learn from my mistakes and journey out of hell.

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Healing takes strength and effort

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Excerpt from the The Way Within:

It takes strength to stay present and then act as the moment requires not as your thoughts and feelings dictate.”

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My two cents: It also takes dedicated daily practice.

Only twenty focused minutes of practice delivers enormous wellbeing.

We find how to release that torrential rain of negative, unworthy thoughts.

Imagine only entertaining positive, worthy, happy thoughts.

Would that change your moment to moment experience?

Meditation costs nothing, like kindness it is free.

Available at any second, but how often do we decide not to be kind or entertain self hate.

Healing and Happiness are the benefits of a daily meditation/mindfulness practice.

If life brings no challenges then I would relax and enjoy it.

If not, ask yourself, what will it take for me to start a daily practice?

What holds me back?

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Be Yourself: The Inner Way; part 1, ☝️

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Excerpt from the The Way Within:

The second way is about the now and living in that moment. This way is invigorating and satisfying, and it is the source of all bliss and lasting happiness.

The inner way assumes abundance, it never clings because it is forever giving. The truth that we are pointing towards is the always so, it’s the abundance that is to be found at our center.

To know yourself as this spacious capacity is to have room for everything, and to rely on yourself is to rely on the only power that is real.

You just need to see your truth and live it. The inner way is unifying. It is born of the enlightening realization that you are not what you thought you were.

Once you have grasped your true nature the notion of a separate self and the concept of ‘me’ falls away and with it the struggle, pain and fear that have shaped so much of your life are dropped to be replaced by peace, happiness and awareness.

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Healing and Happiness are an internal journey,

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Healing and Happiness are an internal journey, an exploration of our inner world.

Thoughts, judgments and emotions are let go, as we feel all of our body sensations.

Somatic wisdom helps us integrate our trauma, if we have the courage to face it.

Thoughts are endless, so is the suffering that accompanies them

Directed thought is fine, negative thought, unworthy ideas, and self hate are not.

Find peace inside yourself and the world will be much easier to navigate.

It is simple: Never entertain a negative thought or idea, ever!

This simple, immediate, concrete and repetive action changes Our perspective.

Stop reading, talking, thinking, and debating, action is needed at some point.

Why not NOW!!!!!!!!!

If you really want to heal, you will take daily action.

This is a harsh reality that keeps over 90% of PTSD sufferers from healing.

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