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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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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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Lessons

What messages are you sending yourself that you take for granted?  Let’s start being purposeful about the thoughts we repeat and the messaging behind those thoughts.

Practice This:

Stand in front of a mirror, making eye contact with yourself in the mirror, and say, “I let go of resistance.  I’m willing to change.” Repeat the mantra 7-10 times when you practice.