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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
MEMBER SINCE: May 6, 2014
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GENDER: Female
LOCATION: Vermont, United States
AGE: 61
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STAR SIGN: Aquarius
LAST LOGIN: 07.03.15




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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



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Hokusai ~~~ Mythological Lion ~~~ Great Wave


My Life is Not a Problem to be Solved.

My Life is a Process to be Experienced.



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From: Jeudi
July 3, 2015, 7:51 am
Hope you enjoy your weekend and the fireworks. I will be moving today and tomorrow. Yikes! I hope to see some fireworks too. It's been years since I ventured out at night to see them. I love watching the colors bursting in the sky.

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From: maryanne
July 3, 2015, 6:49 am
I am so worried about David. No, no way will he agree to any kind of treatment. It is so sad. I know how difficult it must be for him on an every day basis - you know, too, all too well.

I hope you enjoy your 4th. I'm not looking forward to going to my sister's, but I'm hoping it won't be too bad. I get so nervous around my family, but they'll be busy so maybe they won't notice me.

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From: maryanne
July 2, 2015, 6:45 am
Well, how the heck are ya? Yes, I know what you mean about David, but he's a hard nut to crack (no pun intended.) My heart just breaks for him.

How have you been and what do you have up your sleeve for the 4th? We are going to one of my sister's houses for a cookout. It'll be okay. I keep looking at this long dress at Kohl's (online) and I can't decide what size to order. It's an aggravation - it's online only and I really like the dress. Oh the trials and tribulations! Have a good day!

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From: Jeudi
July 1, 2015, 7:52 am
Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

All the animals who had been ill are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.

You look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

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From: Jeudi
July 1, 2015, 7:43 am
I am relieved to say that I got my new Jeep. I really lucked out and got a really nice one for the price of standard one. It was the last day of the month and they only had one blue jeep on the lot so they gave it to me. I couldn't believe it! I never had a car with leather seats before. I feel so fancy.

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Hokusai ~~~ Warriors



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