Posted by JohnDoenut on August 8, 2004, at 23:05:14
In reply to Re: (Trigger) » JohnDoenut, posted by SandyWeb on July 8, 2004, at 7:37:05
Hi. I know this was over a month ago and I meant to respond but I wasnt feeling well and became preoccupied with things in my life I had to deal with. Straterra was added to my regemin a month
ago and I am having very good results from it and
Im feeling better. I logged into my email and found that people were still posting to this message up till about 7-28 so I figured ok why not.
> Hi John,
> You appear to be very well rounded.
Thats nice of you to say so thanks.
I agree! :)
>You have an intelligent way of communicating, and you have a warm personality. I am so pleased that you are posting here.
Thanks thats very nice of you to say.
As I said I wish I had more time to post
and read here but I just havent lately.
> I'm not much into SciFi so I'm not sure if I'd ever watch the Matrix movies. You'd probably find me inspecting the backs of my eyelids before too long! *smile* Although the premise sounds
Yea its not for everyone!
> You mentioned that when a person removes their desire that it will ultimately remove their pain. I'm not sure how one would remove a desire.
The instructions are in the Buddhist teachings!
Read the manual and then you learn by experience I guess. ;-P
>Actually, I think you have to have realistic desires. Otherwise, you will disappoint yourself when you pursue things that will be out of your reach.
Yes that is a very good way of putting it.
I think I have realistic desires but then in
terms of actually getting to them it begins to
seem overlyambitious so I realize I have to scale
back to something smaller. I figure if I can
get some small thing done, thats an accomplishment
and I can go on from there.
>desires....in order to keep the fires of HOPE burning. And HOPE can be transformed into ACTION that will eventually allow us to achieve our desired GOALS. But I could be wrong. *big grin*
But you could be right! :)
>sure what your situation is, but I can tell that you have much inner strength on your side.
Sometimes but not always. Not lately.
I used to have more.
>Don't fall into the trap of analyzing yourself too much. One tends to become too self-absorbed that way, and every little bump in our personality becomes a monster!
Yea I know!
>You're so smart that I'm fairly confident that >you do a fair amount of analyzing.
YOU are so smart for saying that!
Im blessed or cursed however you look at it with
horrifying self-awareness. Ive tried through
therapy and spiritual means to transform
analysis into understanding and from understanding
to integrating the knowledge and then simply
being and acting from intuitive subconscious
impulse. I was very successful with that for
a long time to the point where I stopped
therapy for many years, and no meds.
But then about 3 to 4 years ago when things got
bad and I started to breakdown for whatever reason, I went to see a pdoc/therapist and started
on meds. He then after seeing me for a bit diagnosed me with ADD (and some depression) and had me take
neuropsych tests which were very enlightening.
So imagine that you are in midlife and you discover something completely new about yourself.
This lends itself to a fair amount of self analysis!!!!! :) So at that point when it became
necessary I had to go back and dig up all this
stuff and look and see where and when and why
did this occur in my past, how it all worked
in family interactions, etc and how it affects
me now. Then after some time doing that I
was satisfied and went back to not that
much analysis of things. Then another crisis
sometime later and hence the need for more
analysis to try and figure out some things.
So while I do analyse I dont think I over analyse, I know that trap. I do it when its necessary and then absorb the results
and move on.
So I feel and hope that I have learned a lot
of things which I then try to share with others
here and in other places when trying to help
them with their situation as posted about here.
>How about posting to us instead? We'll do the analyzing for you!! Ha ha!!!
Yes ha! :) Ok well there you have a post, analyse
Hugs to you too!