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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"Paradoxically, the greatest peace and happiness we can have comes when we stop resisting pain or chasing after pleasure, and meet both of these with grace, acceptance, and compassion." ~ Bodhipaksa

"Remind yourself that feelings are never good or bad, but only pleasant or unpleasant." ~ Bodhipaksa


"Let everything happen to you: Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is finai." ~ Rainier Maria Rilke

"Healing also means taking an honest look at yourself, objectively, and the role you play in your own suffering” ~Katrina Jo Balbuena


Sorry for being AWOL here but I'm going  to have to take a small break. My treatment is entering an intense period for the next 3 weeks

"What you resist, persists. What you accept, transforms."
- Shamash Alidina

"be kind to yourself—
life isn’t easy
be kind to others—
their lives aren’t easy either"

~ Jason Garner

"Something changes when I genuinely let go and ask for help. The challenge is maintaining this openness, rather than grasping at solid forms or quick solutions to feel safe." - Rob Preece

"We learn to be patient, courageous, compassionate, and truthful through the pain we go through."
~ Haemin Sunim

"The force needed to empower wisdom is compassion." - Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi




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