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It’s more like a gorilla, to be honest. The thing that sits on my shoulders like the proverbial devil, and whispers thoughts into my consciousness and influences my mood and emotions – won’t go away. It has a firm grip on me. It is my master. I am helpless to it’s instructions no matter howContinue reading “The Monkey On My Back”
Where does self accountability and responsibility for oneself begin and end? How much belongs to others? It revolves around free will or choice, I believe, but a good portion of our choices are motivated by conditioning or come from the subconscious which in turn may be influenced by our genetics. Those aspects of ourselves areContinue reading “Responsibility”
I’m familiar with mindfulness techniques but they always sounded sappy and ineffectual; diluted. Being a hot sauce, dump-the-whole-box-on-it person, I never gave them any serious thought. Mindfulness – the word – even sounds feel-goody. But I’ve changed my mind due to some recent moments of clarity. I’ve noted a connection between mindfulness exercises, mental habit-breakingContinue reading “Paying Attention”
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