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Old 06-02-19, 06:44 AM   #1
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My stormy-weather list of directives, or talking points or something. For when Iím starting to lose it (like I was yesterday).

1. This very bad feeling will pass, eventually. I can rely on that. States of being donít stay fixed. Life is going to come around again; you get more and more chances to make new decisions; wait for the wheel, like they said in Farscape.

2. There is energy to do what I need to do, even if I canít feel it yet. A few breaths and I can notice it in myself: a little bit of energy gathering just because IĒm thinking about it now. Later, more will come.

3. Every quality is in me already, somewhere. Whatever I need in the future to be able to do something, it is actually possible that I can summon what strength I need.

4. Everything can be resolved to be somewhat better. Everything. Keep carrying a grain of sand to one spot and suddenly you notice, hours or weeks later, that Iíve moved a huge pile of sand.

5. Almost everything can wait a little bit.
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Thanks, those are really good. Now the really cool thing would be to be able to remind oneself of these axioms at the exact time you're going to lose it. It seems like my brain has a whole rack of DVDs (so to speak) that make me feel awful and they're running on loop sometimes. How do I train my brain to tell me things like you wrote?
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This suggestion might be really silly, but considering how I've noticed I keep falling into patterns, it might be possible to practice it. Perhaps it's possible to purposefully experience something that makes you feel this way and then working through it with the same processes right there in front of you, which ostensibly could better prepare you to follow up a situation with those thought processes in the same exact way that you might want dessert after having dinner.
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My stormy-weather list of directives, or talking points or something. For when Iím starting to lose it (like I was yesterday).

1. This very bad feeling will pass, eventually. I can rely on that. States of being donít stay fixed. Life is going to come around again; you get more and more chances to make new decisions; wait for the wheel, like they said in Farscape.

2. There is energy to do what I need to do, even if I canít feel it yet. A few breaths and I can notice it in myself: a little bit of energy gathering just because IĒm thinking about it now. Later, more will come.

3. Every quality is in me already, somewhere. Whatever I need in the future to be able to do something, it is actually possible that I can summon what strength I need.

4. Everything can be resolved to be somewhat better. Everything. Keep carrying a grain of sand to one spot and suddenly you notice, hours or weeks later, that Iíve moved a huge pile of sand.

5. Almost everything can wait a little bit.
This was helpful to me. I always remind myself that pain is temporary no matter how bad I feel.
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Old 04-14-21, 05:22 AM   #5
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thanks for sharing this, this is really helpful. I'll make sure to remember this
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