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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 15:34:27 SatNov 1 2003 )

Taran's last message resonates with me. I look forward to reading how NPDers, family, members and guests come together and create what I believe is an incredibly positive message of hope and healing. This is something which has been needed for a long time with the NPD community.

Thank you, Everyone who has participated in turning your energies to the positive.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 16:28:41 SatNov 1 2003 )

Something cool happened last night that really has me fascinated. I've been reading about others doing this meditation and I finally decided to give it a try even though I don't really know how. At bed time I sat in a corner shut off from everything else and closed my eyes. At first my mind started racing through the day and worrying about stuff. After a while, maybe 20 or 30 minutes, I could feel my body relax. My mind slowly got rid of the extra stuff and I had this feeling like the only thiing that really mattered was that I was sitting right there in time. I kept this feeling for several minutes. I felt really good as I got into bed and I had the soundest night of sleep I can remember. Usually I wake up at least one, often 2 or 3 x's. Last night I slept for 7 hours without getting up. I feel more alive than I can recall feeling at this hour in a long time. Like I said its kind of cool.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 05:15:39 SunNov 2 2003 )

I had a terrific day just accomplishing things I've been putting off and focusing on doing well in the new job on Monday. I've been focusing on past successes rather than recent failures. I realized today that this position will offer a lot of networking opportuninties. Networking will undoubtedly lead me to a permanent position.

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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 08:42:28 SunNov 2 2003 )

My eldest and I have just come back from a lovely relaxing weekend away with great people. - I'm tired but feeling happy.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 10:47:57 SunNov 2 2003 )

Saturday was a day to hang around the company of good friends and watch football. We spent the day building a form of intimacy that is safe for me at this time. Without a doubt the bonding time of watching football with friends is an intimate experience. One which helps me feel connected to other people.



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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 12:29:48 SunNov 2 2003 )

I had a chance to talk with my son yesterday and tell him I love him. We're still working through many old issues but my own recovery from the feeling of being a victim has opened the door where loving my family is possible. There is no better feeling in the world.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 13:36:00 SunNov 2 2003 )

A friend of mine invited me to go to a party and watch football. After the game we were sitting around talking about life and a person I didn't know brought up the subject of narcissism. I almost got up and left but instead I stayed and listend as she talked about a relationship that had gone sour.

All the while she was talking I was asking myself should I tell the truth. It was obvious this person had little understanding of narcissism and was making wild general assumptions. Finally it was too much and I told her I'm NPD. That shut the room up in a hurry. My friend was the only one who knew this.

Finally the person who started the conversation said I don't look like a narcissist. She never fully explained what a narcissist is supposed to look like and I decided not to ask. We talked for about half an hour about narcisism and she admitted before it was over that she had little idea what NPD is.

The best part of the whole thing was that I didn't get mad. There was a day when this conversation would have made me furious. I'm still don't like the way people talk but its like I'm getting support and taking care of my own issues and there isa growing part that says its others who have the real serious problem of ignorance and in many cases something much more serious.

I think this person listened to me and I feel good about that. Even better is that I feel great about not letting this kind of thing eat at my wounds to the point that I explode.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 14:19:23 SunNov 2 2003 )

Today marks 7 weeks without using. So far, so good.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 14:49:41 SunNov 2 2003 )

Dracula, I wish I had a hot dinner for every time somebody has told ne that I don't look bipolar! I think it's fantastic that you had the courage to tell these people that you have NPD. And that you maintained your cool. Well done!

This morning I watched the sun rise over the Indian Ocean - there is so much beauty in the world and I'm glad to be alive to experience it.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 15:40:37 SunNov 2 2003 )

I have no clue what someone with either NPD or bipolar is supposed to look like! I think this is a good sign. Maybe I should ask someone to draw me a picture?:newtonguesmile:

The schedule for this week looks awful so I knew it was important to get out and do my walk this morning to get the week off to a good start. Balbreny, the sun lost none of its early morning glory coming up over the waters half a world away. I feel at peace and ready for whatever this week may bring.


  
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