Tuesday, September 19, 2017

030 On Appreciating - Resistance

30       On Appreciating - Resistance 


EXPERIENCE has taught us that our society consumes tons of aspirin or “fix ‘em” pills daily.  Alcoholics drink, addicts drug, gamblers gamble, and so on, and so on, and so on. 
There is a progression to these “fix ‘em” things we do.  Some of them fall within the bounds of being socially and/or culturally acceptable, and some don’t, but they are all a form of the malady nonetheless. 
It is interesting that what is, or is not, socially acceptable is left to the consumer-participant/actor to define in terms of his or her own benefit.  Self-serving.
It is not just physical pain we try to avoid, but all kinds of imagined and/or real unpleasant conditions: boredom, restlessness, self-doubt, anger, loneliness, hurt, and the list goes on. 
Avoiding?
Anything We Initially Experienced
And
Defined As Unpleasant.


Experience Has Taught Us – 175 Missing Pieces –

An Explorer’s Guide to Developing a Handbook on Life

Neil Douglas-Tubb (RCC)
Available ... Amazon.ca as eBook



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

029 On Appreciating - Resistance

29       On Appreciating - Resistance

 
EXPERIENCE has taught us that it is perfectly understandable to appreciate how deeply ingrained are the ways our mind has been conditioned to avoid dealing with situations that have connections to our lost hurts, pains, and memories.
This is particularly noticeable when we begin to examine how we resist going into situations that appear to want to take us down memory lane, past any scary bits that have been hidden in the deeper, darker recesses of our minds.



Throughout Our Entire Lives
We Have Been Encouraged To Do Anything We Can To
Escape From Rather Than
Explore Into And Investigate Our Unpleasantness.


Experience Has Taught Us – 175 Missing Pieces –

An Explorer’s Guide to Developing a Handbook on Life

Neil Douglas-Tubb (RCC)
Available ... Amazon.ca as eBook