Good practice is about fear!!!!–updated

Beautifully combined!–the thought and the photo.

PTSD - A Way Out


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Good practice is about fear. Fear takes the form of constantly thinking, speculating, analyzing, fantasizing. With all that activity we create a cloud to keep ourselves safe in make-believe practice. True practice is not safe; it’s anything but safe. But we don’t like that, so we obsess with our feverish efforts to achieve our version of the personal dream. Such obsessive practice is itself just another cloud between ourselves and reality. The only thing that matters is seeing with an impersonal spotlight: seeing things as they really are.

Charlotte Joko Beck
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As I have said, it takes being vulnerable, humble to heal.
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Reality is not something we control or life.
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Impersonal is below the ego, meditating on the breath.
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Fear and Loathing inside PTSD!!!!!!!!

Beautiful p;hoto!! It conveys starkness with the tree, like PTSD in a context of a beautiful world surrounding it.

PTSD - A Way Out

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Fear causes Hupervigilance, dissociation, avoidance, arousal, adrenal stress response firing to grow stronger, more powerful!!!
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Fear causes us to escape, flee, dissociate from this moment of life.
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PTSD fear is a bluff, delusional, unreal incapable of real damage if not given attention.
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Fear is a personal body mechanism tasked with self defense, autonomous from the cognitive, conscious side of us.
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Fear can be a friend, a confidant, a tool to use for exertion, for competition, working out or other worthwhile activities we choose.
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Fear keeps us from placing our hand in a hot flame or walking into traffic or risking life walking to close to a steep over hang of a monstrous cliff.
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Fear does not carry fear inside itself, we can be calm, focused and direct our fear for our benefit.
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Try activating the flight or fight or freeze mechanism…

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