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Lyra
"If not now, when? If not here, where?"
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JOB: On Disability
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RELIGION: Buddhism
ORIENTATION: Straight
DATING STATUS: Divorced
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LOCATION: Vermont, United States
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STAR SIGN: Aquarius
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Hokusai ~~~ Mythological Lion ~~~ Great Wave



Imagine you're steering a ship out at sea. Below the deck out of sight, lies a vast horde of demons, all with enormous claws and razor-sharp teeth. And they have made a deal with you: as long as you keep the ship drifting aimlessly out to sea, they'll stay beneath the deck so you don't have to look at them. But if you ever start heading toward the shore, they immediately rush up on deck, flap their wings, bare their fangs, and threaten to tear you to shreds. Not surprisingly, you don't like that very much, so you say: "Sorry demons! I didn't mean it! Please go back down below." And you turn the ship around and drift back out to sea, and the demons disappear beneath the deck. So you breathe a sigh of relief, and everything seems okay - for awhile.

The problem is, you soon get fed up with drifting aimlessly. You get bored, lonely, miserable, resentful and anxious. You see all those other ships heading toward the shore, and you know that's where youreally want to be going. So, one day you pluck up your courage, turn the tiller and head toward the shore once again. But the moment you do, those demons swarm up onto the deck and threaten to rip you to pieces again.

But, here's the interesting thing: although these demons are very good at threatening you, they never actually cause you any physical harm. Why not? Because they can't! All they can do is growl loudly, wave their claws, and look terrifying - physically, they can't touch you. The only power they have is to intimidate. So, if you believe they're reallygoing to do what they say they'll do, then they've got control of the boat. But once you realize they have no capacity to physically harm you, - then you are free. You can take your ship wherever you want - as long as you are willing to accept the demons' presence. All you have to do to reach land is let the demons gather round, let them scream at you all they like, and keep steering the ship toward shore. The demons may howl and protest, but they are powerless to stop you.

However, if you are not willing to allow these demons on board, if you've got to keep them down below no matter what, then your only option is to stay adrift at sea. (Of course, you can try to throw the demons overboard, but while you are busy doing that no one is steering the ship, so you run the risk of crashing or capsizing. Besides which, it's a struggle you can never win, because there is an infinite number of demons in the hold!)


The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris



My Life is Not a Problem to be Solved.

My Life is a Process to be Experienced.



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From: Rapunzel
August 3, 2015, 8:05 pm
Hope you had a nice weekend. I have a sore throat and fever. Ugh! I have a very busy week at my house. My body needs to cooperate. I can't wait til I can stay here at my condo everyday. I will relish in doing nothing.

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From: Cocoon
August 2, 2015, 8:45 am
It was great talking to you...so glad you are doing good! Hugs

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From: maryanne
August 2, 2015, 5:21 am
Hello! I was gone for a few days and am trying to catch up a little. It's 6:15 am and I have been up since 5:30. I didn't go to bed until 12:30 and that's not enough sleep for me, but what is one to do?

Our summer will be winding down soon, unfortunately. I don't like it much when it turns August. Instead of enjoying it, I start dreading the end of summer. That's the wrong way to look at it, I know. I know you are supposed to live in the here and now, but I live either bemoaning the past or dreading the future. I have tried to change, but am not having much luck. The doctor has me on 900 mg. of nuerontin now, in addition to my regular drugs. It is for anxiety - social anxiety disorder. It's main effect is an anti-seizure medication, but a happy side effect is that it lowers anxiety. It seems to be helping a little bit and I need all the help I can get.

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From: Cocoon
August 1, 2015, 8:55 am
Surgery results were good!

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From: Rapunzel
July 31, 2015, 7:28 am
TGIF ... although I don't know why. lol. Every day is the same in my world. I bought cool tree trimmer and have madly cutting down branches. Now you can get a nice view of the house from the road. Of course now I have a bunch a sticks to pick up again. I think I am very close to the for sale now.

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Hawk on a Ceremonial Stand ~~~ Hokusai


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