TBD on Ning

              I am starting a new thread here mainly for purposes of my own catharsis. It is my intention, at least at this point, to make regular contributions. Of course, if anyone else has anything to add, they are more than welcome. If you have any input, please contribute.

              Over a year ago I decided to deal head-on with my self-diagnosed adult attention disorder, (ADD). The inability to stay focused was becoming too stressful. I found myself sitting around watching the clock tick, yet I couldn’t keep “on task” with any project I started. Nothing was getting done and just starting something was becoming depressing.

              The smart thing to do was probably to get professional help, so instead I decided to try to heal myself, at least as a first try. Cognitive therapy and pharmaceuticals (UGH) might be the approved way to go but I decided to try meditation first.

              18 months and countless self-help books later, I still can’t bring myself to a regular, formal meditation program. But, along the way, I discovered informal mindfulness. Yes, I know it is the “Fad” right now. It is hard to navigate modern social trends without “tripping over” somebody extolling the benefits of mindfulness.

              Let me add my voice to the chorus.

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"Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.” ~Joyce Meyer

"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable."

~ Mary Oliver

"...live in the moment and experience what is actually happening, no what we fear is going to happen."
~ Poppy Jamie

"...our own pain is not a sign that we are defective, but simply that we are human. Compassion helps us to put our own pain in perspective."
~ Bodhipaksa

"There are only two places for your attention to ever be. Either on the task at hand, or the person in front of you."
~ Adam Robinson

"Feeling 'not enough' gives us the ultimate opportunity to learn the power of compassion and gratitude."
~ Poppy Jamie

But only if you grasp the setback as an opportunity to grow. Otherwise you fall into a crippling myth of inadequacy.

“Get out of your head and get into your body. Think less and feel more.” ~Osho

Sorry for missing a few days. Treatment becoming time consuming.

"I don’t want to miss a thing. The beauty or the heartbreak—both of which make me feel alive & actively participating in life’s unfolding. For that reason I’m striving to be awake for as much of it as I can.”

~ Karen Weissert

“Emptiness does not mean that things aren’t there; it means that they do not have some self-existing nature independent of conditions.” —Joseph Goldstein

Yeah  I know that one runs deeper than my usual run of banal bromides and platitudes, but it's Sunday, and I feel the need to be more profound, as well as compensate for missed days.




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