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March 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm #53249
Thank you! 🙂March 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm #53111
Where do you find inspiration? What brings you the most joy? If you had a bajillion dollars how would you spend it? What would you do all day? When you look out a window on a long trip where does your mind wander to? When was the last time you lost track of time?
Those always help me, hope they help you!
http://www.halcyonmusings.comMarch 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm #53110
The first step is becoming aware of your thoughts, which is no easy task – and you’ve done it already! Continue this self awareness, without judgement. As you pay more attention to them from an observing standpoint, you’ll find that they have less power over you. I recommend meditation as well! I started with walking meditation, and it worked magic for quieting my mind, and then transforming it.
Walk very slowly, in your room, or wherever you have some privacy. Feel the ground push back on your feel. Feel your calves tense as they power you forward. Notice every detail of how walking feels in your body. When any thought flows in, note it without judgement and let it float away. Once you start to get this down you can do it all of the time. It was truly a life-changer for me.
I wish you the best of luck, you’ve got this!
halcyonmusings.comMarch 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm #53109
Looks like I missed the Kickstarter, but I love the concept!March 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm #53108
Funny timing (my favorite!), I just finished a blog post about weight issues. I was a bulimic when I was younger, and was extremely weight focused for most of my twenties, even after I kicked the bulimia. For me it was a process of realizing that my concerns about my weight had nothing to with how I felt. It had to do with what other people thought. The post is here if you’re interested: http://halcyonmusings.com/2014/03/19/throw-away-your-scale/
I wish you the best of luck with all of it!November 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm #45929
Gosh, I so relate. I felt alone living in my small town in Alaska, and moved to Portland to find that I still felt alone. I’m still reflecting on what the cause was, if it wasn’t location. It’s changing now, I’m attracting all kinds of like-minded folks. What did I do? Could I have done it at home?
My biggest hunch is that I had a lot of internal work to do, and I wasn’t getting it done when I had such a fun social life. If an icky thing that needed to be dealt with came up, I’d call a friend to go grab a drink and chat about nothing. Some kind of higher-self imposed isolation? I don’t know…
I do know that I feel better. I didn’t even realize I was feeling bad before, but in hindsight I was hiding from myself in my friends…if that makes any sense. Like I had found people that mirrored only my nice traits, and I had to give that up in order to grow…half baked thoughts here…?
You sound like an extremely reflective person, and you’re going to come out the other side of this, and it’s going to be awesome.
Also, hide him from your Facebook feed. 😉November 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm #45926
It’s been pointed out to me in another forum that this is inappropriate posting! What I failed to say is:
Have you experienced this? How has it affected you? My writing about it was instigated by my being very upset after I gave a homeless fellow a buck and he said, “that’s all?”. I overreacted, remembered Jung’s quote, and realized I’ve been asking too much of others. Like posting sans discussion in a forum, but elsewhere as well. D’oh!
November 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm #45671
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I received a couple questions on my website, leading me to the same conclusion. Will do.
Thank you for the feedback!November 14, 2013 at 11:52 am #45309
I’m glad you enjoyed it Morgan, thank you for the kind words! 🙂
Your avatar pic is rad!