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  • in reply to: Choosing Love #431899
    Lisa
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    Hi! Just posting to check in and say I am grateful for all the help I have received in this forum. Thank you Anita and others who have responded and thank you Gregory for following my threads. I like to know that Anita’s words to me are helping others.

    Just checking in…I have felt that I would just go on and on everyday like I did in the beginning if I posted everyday. I am better than I was in a lot of ways and thank everyone for helping me to get there. I will try to post more.

    Lisa

     

     

    in reply to: Choosing Love #428324
    Lisa
    Participant

    Thank you Anita! I am sorry for taking so long to respond since November. I am just seeing your Christmas wish as well. Thank you. I hope your holidays were lovely.

    I just wanted to respond.

    There is not much I can say right now. I would just be saying the same things I have said before.

    I hope you are well.

    I will try to post more often.

    Lisa

    in reply to: Choosing Love #425046
    Lisa
    Participant

    Hi Anita! So glad to know you are back! Hope you are well.

    I am doing better than I have been since coming on to this forum. Not great but much better than the despair I have felt.

    I would like to post again but right now just want to thank you and everyone else who have helped me on this forum. Thank you all so much. ❤️
    <p style=”text-align: right;”>Posting soon! Have a great day! 😊</p>
     

     

     

    in reply to: Choosing Love #417138
    Lisa
    Participant

    I understand that Anita is no longer in the forum. I am quite sad to hear this but wish her well and if she can read this, I would like to thank her for the years of support she has given me through some very tough moments. I am in awe of someone who can give that much and hope to someday be strong enough to do so for others.

    Thank you,

    Lisa

    in reply to: Choosing Love #417137
    Lisa
    Participant

    Tee,

    I will check out the YouTube channel you mentioned. Thank you so much!

    Lisa

    in reply to: Choosing Love #417136
    Lisa
    Participant

    Peter,

    Thank you for responding. Success for me now would simply consist of peace. I have lived my life as a server and observer, not thinking I am here to live. I came to that conclusion from repeated experiences.

    It’s interesting what you said about a power game with me kinda using getting people to like me as me exerting power.

    I believe I have practiced AUM in yoga class. I do not tune into it on a regular basis but find it interesting.

    Thank you,

    Lisa

     

    in reply to: Choosing Love #417135
    Lisa
    Participant

    [quote quote=417098]Dear Lisa, I haven’t been on the forums when you first started writing, but got some understanding of your story by reading anita’s summary earlier on this thread. I am sorry you’ve been through all that trauma and that it is still affecting you, making you live in the survival mode.

    I will never be successful if the people around me do not want to see success.

    It seems you’re hoping that people would help you, but the kind of people you’re expecting help from aren’t really good and safe people? Perhaps you need to stop hoping to get anything from them, and start believing that you can make it without them? And instead of them, surround yourself with good, supportive people? Which are out there, no doubt about that. You have been through a lot as a child and experienced more than one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE). That’s why you are probably suffering from Complex PTSD (C-PTSD), like many children who have been emotionally abused or neglected (I suffered from it too). I was thinking if perhaps you would benefit from support programs offered at places such as the CPTSD Foundation (cptsd foundation dot org), where there are programs like Daily recovery support calls, Daily encouraging mails, Healing book club etc – all for survivors of childhood trauma. There is a small fee to pay for those programs, but maybe you can browse through the website, read some articles and see if you want to learn more about C-PTSD and recovery. Of course, there are numerous other resources on the net about C-PTSD. Let me know if it is something that interests you, and I can give you some more pointers…[/quote]

     

    Tee,

    Thank you for your response and for taking the time to look back into my thread for Anita’s summary. Thank you for your insight and for suggesting the CPTSD website. I will definitely look into it.

    Thank you,

    Lisa

    in reply to: Choosing Love #417134
    Lisa
    Participant

    [quote quote=417090]Dear Lisa I am sorry that you had such a bad start to your life. Until we become adults we are at the whims and fancies of the adults who make up our immediate surroundings and this impacts on our adulthood unless we take conscious steps to rectify the mistakes that our carers made (Romanian Orphanage Scandal).As adults we can explore what buddhists call the 8 worldly concerns and their antidotes that help relieve our suffering. As we relieve our suffering using wisdom, compassion & skillful means it naturally expands out into the world in general.[/quote]

     

    Roberta,

    Thank you for responding to my post. I looked up an article on the 8 worldly concerns and need to read a bit more. Thank you for bringing it to my attention because I do not remember hearing about the 8 worldly concerns in Buddhism. It sounds like something I would really like to explore.

    Thank you again,

    Lisa

    in reply to: Choosing Love #417080
    Lisa
    Participant

    It doesn’t matter how hard I work. It doesn’t matter how much I care. It doesn’t matter how much time I devote to something. I will never be successful if the people around me do not want to see success.

    in reply to: Choosing Love #414792
    Lisa
    Participant

    Nothing to report except more of the same. People whose only goals in life are the same as reptiles…crushing the hopes and dreams of people who can see beyond the physical. What is going on in politics today in the U.S. is a metaphor for this. Republicans see what they want to see, believe what they want to believe and don’t care whom it hurts. They make dreamers out to be the villains while they are free to break rules, oppress, ban, and spread lies about others.

    in reply to: Choosing Love #414492
    Lisa
    Participant

    Hi Anita! Thank you for checking in on me several times last year and thank you for wishing me a Merry Christmas. I hope your holidays were very nice.

    I am sorry for not getting back to you but I did not check in so I did not see your posts till now.

    I should go back to read what I last posted in April I think? I want to post more. How are you doing?

    Lisa

    in reply to: Choosing Love #396711
    Lisa
    Participant

    Wow, Anita, thank you for going to the trouble to look back at my posts.I really appreciate it. Thank you also for staying with me on this forum. There are some things that have improved and other things that have become worse like my physical problems. I will post in more depth in the near future, I promise.

    Thank you,

    Lisa

    in reply to: Choosing Love #396660
    Lisa
    Participant

    Anita,

    Glad to hear you are fine. To answer your questions, I continue to try and please people for my own survival. I have given up on them liking me.

    In my life I have wanted to be around numerous people but you know the rest…

    Sorry to just be getting back to you.

    Lisa

    in reply to: Choosing Love #393199
    Lisa
    Participant

    Hi Anita,

    Just checking in…I see it’s been awhile since I posted. How are you?

     

    Lisa

    in reply to: Choosing Love #379341
    Lisa
    Participant

    Dear Anita,

    I want to take some time readjusting my habits and will not be posting for more than a few weeks on social media.

    I read what you posted and I am going to find that third group you spoke of the old fashioned way.  I want to find that third group.

    Thank you again for all the help you provided for me and your endless empathy. Look forward to communicating with you again sometime in July.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Lisa.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Lisa.
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