meditation, prayer, gratitude, journaling, piano, drumming, flutes, art, other hobbies like woodworking, creating/building, nature, high intensity exercise, a good night's sleep, teaching, altruism, reading, writing, friendship, empathy circles
a mostly vegan diet inspired by fellow panda Tasha, supplements- B12, Omega3, St John's wort. Experimenting with 5htp on fellow panda Sonnys suggestion, yoga/pilates/qi gong, tCDS, quality time with my children, aligning life with purpose...
serving others with a pure heart, finding the good, celebrating small victories, appreciating beauty
I accept suffering. It is like compost. my joy and peace grow out of it. This attitude of acceptance helps integrate all parts of myself. on so called bad days, I welcome & embrace the pain. it is there to teach me something.
I go into the body and stay with the unpleasant sensations, letting go of the storylines. The stories we tell ourselves and the unpleasant sensations we feel are 2 different things. Our
Our feelings and emotions are ephemeral, transient, fleeting. Letting them flow and experiencing them fully, without judgment or suppression helps. Vipassana training can help develop this equanimity and acceptance.
As a Christian, my faith also helps me. I give it to God and trust the suffering I endure is for my good, although I understand it not and struggle from time to time.
There's a lot to be said for following ones conscience and living a life aligned with one's values. if I'm not being true, I will suffer. if I am hurting othera, I will suffer. the pain then acts as a corrective device.
if I ignore it and seek diversion, it will grow only more intense.
I find Buddhist philosophy instructive when it comes to approaches for dealing with suffering.
I like cbt and Byron Katies ' the work.' Helps us develop greater cognitive awareness & flexibility.
lol. sex is one of lifes great pleasures. the absence of sex can be transformative and liberating. going thru divorce. celibate in the meantime. no sexual misconduct. the discipline is agreeable. in this situation, sex would do more harm than gd.
I hate emotional eating. F*** binging. I quite often end up on this method too
It's never really happened to me before, normally I stop eating
I like how things are between us and I'm general happy and I am fine with things being casual, how do I bring this all up with him without it seeming weird, it's starting to make me slightly anxious
I always find honesty the best policy. Say how you feel! ??
He's probably just trying to be honest that he enjoys what he has with you but isn't interested in anything more than that. So you could just say with him that you are happy with that
Say to him*
Maybe he senses you might want something more?