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    •  The mind is powerful (3+ / 0-)
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      Fiona West, Stranded Wind, hikerbiker

      but like all powerful things it is a double edged sword.

      I can tell you are better at this than I am simply because you are definitely more coherent.  

      This may be one of those urban legends:

         An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life.

         He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil---he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.

         The other is good ---he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

         This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too."

         They thought about it for a minute, and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win, Grandfather?"

         The Elder simply replied, "The one you feed."

      I feel that there are two parts to me as well.  Greed and jealously are not my beta noir but the tendencies towards depression and a nasty habit of clinging to things and ideas long past their expiry date are.  So I have to continually work to shuck off fatalism and judgments and obsessive thinking.  I found a process called Resonance Repatterning that can be used by oneself or with others.  I use it to get new perspectives and break up my thought tracks that are too well worn.  I do trades with others so that I get a session that is free of my own biases.  At the heart of it is being able to describe what is going on and being able then to describe what you would rather have and move into a resonance with the latter and out of the resonance with the former.

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