Again with the idea: what you don’t know can’t hurt you? This seems to be proving itself wrong time and again for those interested in personal growth. I remember my teacher explaining to us that three important things were preventing us from succeeding in our personal and spiritual growth: our karma, our ignorance, and our fear.
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“There is no neurotic individual who is capable of exhaling in one breath, deeply and evenly. The patients have developed all conceivable practices which prevent deep expiration.” ….Wilhelm Reich, Psychiatrist
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Within seconds of hugging each other, they burst into tears.  They were a little awkward at first, smiling and not quite sure of how to proceed, but finally the two cousins, who had been practicing social distancing for some time, embraced each other, and the giggles quickly turned to a deeper emotional response.

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David Wood presented an excellent series of articles touching on the subject of what has come to be called “moral injury.” He explains that many of our combat veterans suffer from this. It is the pain that results from damage to a person’s moral foundation. Moral injury, like PTSD which Wood notes is different, is probably experienced by more than just combat service personnel.  This condition has probably existed for as long as men and women have done harm to each other for some ideology, jealousy, anger or greed. Can meditation help one rise above this condition?
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When you know what you’ve come into this life to do (and to be, to become, to accomplish and to experience), your confidence quotient will soar!
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Wise Mind Hypnosis on Long Island

I was recently working with a client who proclaims her life is a proverbial “shit show.”  A single, working parent with two teenage children.  Late one night she calls me on the phone frantically about the demands of life and how she gets no free time to herself. She goes on to describe how she does not get any time alone in her home.  The irony of her story is that she fears to be alone.  Yes, there is a big difference between having some alone time and being alone. She is an active person by nature, a real doer who likes to jump into action to fix problems.  
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Like most of us, my beliefs have been generated by past experiences. But unlike most, my beliefs are also strongly influenced by the system of astrology.
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What is belief ? Dictionaries like one on Google define belief as an ‘acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.’ Or another definition is ‘trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.’ The way words are used tells the tale. Now this may disturb some who have never given any critical thought to the differences that might exist between the words, the ideas – belief, truth and faith. It starts getting into the weeds of how we as human beings use language and think. This brings up a question like whether or not the sky is blue, or whether the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Generally, we ‘believe’ these things are true because our senses seem to say so, but science informs us that these perceptions are not true.
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“If you can dream it, you can do it,” … is a quote widely attributed to Walt Disney. While the sentiment is apt and inspiring, Disney didn’t say that. Disney archivist, Dave Smith, explains that…”the phrase was actually coined by a Disney employee for the Epcot ride Horizons, in the 1980s”, according to Gizmodo. Sounds inspirational though, doesn’t it?
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