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    and i also learned to come to terms with the unknowns of existence because of personal expriences. life has thrown me my share of curves. sometimes there are answers, sometimes there just aren't. emotions are always valid, but allowing ourselves to feel our way through them sometimes necessitates recognizing that our minds won't always help.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 05:41:49 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, so true (1+ / 0-)
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      I examined what happened from so many angles and it didn't help and it pained me to think that it might just happen again.

      It didn't but by then I had already achieved acceptance.

      In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God ~RFK

      by vcmvo2 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 05:49:51 PM PDT

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      •  been there (1+ / 0-)
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        you think through every angle in every possible way, and it becomes reflexive, habitual, and there is literally no new insight possible, but you keep doing it anyway. until you become aware that you're doing it, and you learn to catch yourself when it starts again, and you tell yourself that it is useless, and just extends and exacerbates all the layers of negative emotions. and then you start consciously developing the habit of not doing, by force at first, until finally the pattern is broken.

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 07:59:14 PM PDT

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        •  yes I called it cutting the tape in my brain (1+ / 0-)
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          like it was a tape machine with a continuous loop, I visualized me cutting it, until I got myself to stop.

          So very true!

          In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God ~RFK

          by vcmvo2 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:29:25 PM PDT

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