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Buddha and Acceptance

26 June 2020 - 02:09 PM

Watched a documentary about Buddha the other night (BBC, Bettany Hughes). Found it inspiring so dug out my old copy of the Dhammapada.

 

One of his core teachings was that desire is the root of all suffering.

 

On this site acceptance is an idea often referred to as important in recovery. It occurred to me that these things are the same. "Want nothing," is the same as accepting.

 

Just a thought.


The life-changing power of words : Kristin Rivas at TedxRainier

07 January 2020 - 12:29 PM

Someone posted this video recently in a thread they have since deleted, but it struck a chord with me so I wanted to re-post it. It was what she was saying after about 12 minutes in, about how the mind can interpret memories as events happening now, when actually the past doesn't exist anymore.

 


The law of substitution

31 October 2019 - 07:17 AM

I mentioned this the other day regarding obsessive DP thoughts so looked for a page that explains what it is and how it's done so it might help people. The best times to do this are when you are dozing or half-asleep. That's when your critical mind is at its quietest and the link to your subconscious the strongest.

 

https://www.makingpo...of-substitution

 

Rather than stating something like, "I am healthy and happy," which might not be true, I find it better to ask, "Imagine I am healthy and happy, how would that feel?" which is only a suggestion. It doesn't involve force or willpower, but gentle prompting. Don't try to visualize, just build on a general sense of how you wish to be as though it has already happened.