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Tara Brach.  Check her out on youTube. Tons of videos. I'm finding that Buddhism has so many answers to how to go about living which really resonate with me, and are really helpful when in a wave.

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tara brach, yes love her. all about unconditional acceptance.

most of our neurosis comes from our resistance and our fear of experiencing emotions. the pain comes from the fear itself,  not from the emotions.

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one of her many quotes:

 

“The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom.” 

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one more:

 

“I recently read in the book My Stroke of Insight by brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor that the natural life span of an emotion—the average time it takes for it to move through the nervous system and body—is only a minute and a half. After that we need thoughts to keep the emotion rolling. So if we wonder why we lock into painful emotional states like anxiety, depression, or rage, we need look no further than our own endless stream of inner dialogue.” 
 Tara Brach

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Yes. ^^^this. Although in withdrawal, sometimes you just feel a certain way, and it's no fault of your own. Seems sometimes i try to blame asome part of my life for the feeling when really it's just a withdrawal symptom.

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4 hours ago, MRothbard said:

Yes. ^^^this. Although in withdrawal, sometimes you just feel a certain way, and it's no fault of your own. Seems sometimes i try to blame asome part of my life for the feeling when really it's just a withdrawal symptom.

 

i think the issue is when we attach significance to our thought and mental process, whether in withdrawal or not

if we just let go, don;t take it personal, then things are easier.

for this, acceptance is the first step.

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10 hours ago, xyz said:

 

i think the issue is when we attach significance to our thought and mental process, whether in withdrawal or not

if we just let go, don;t take it personal, then things are easier.

for this, acceptance is the first step.

yes. Sometimes it's difficult to be objective. But I've told myself now is not the time to make any big decisions as far as job, where I live, etc.

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12 hours ago, MRothbard said:

yes. Sometimes it's difficult to be objective. But I've told myself now is not the time to make any big decisions as far as job, where I live, etc.

that is  a good point.

when should we act and make decision?

my husband is a scientist and make decision more objectively than i do. he looks at the fact in most situation and take himself out of the equation.

the observer of the experience.

i am a lot more impulsive and emotional. not a bad thing. i am more creative and intuitive. i am trying to develop that 3rd person point of view.

let's say that it is not easy...

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11 hours ago, xyz said:

that is  a good point.

when should we act and make decision?

my husband is a scientist and make decision more objectively than i do. he looks at the fact in most situation and take himself out of the equation.

the observer of the experience.

i am a lot more impulsive and emotional. not a bad thing. i am more creative and intuitive. i am trying to develop that 3rd person point of view.

let's say that it is not easy...

I like your perspectives xyz. It seems that being creative and intuitive comes with being impulsive and emotional but also with being highly sensitive. (see how much nicer that sounds than: hyper sensitive. Hyper sensitive implies that something is wrong with us but highly sensitive just states a fact, which is both good and bad just like any other characteristic.

 

I found that concept very helpful in understanding, accepting and taking care of myself:

https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/

 

I recently started listening to Tara Brach and like it a lot. I look forward to reading through the thread more :)

 

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