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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 12:56:44 SunJun 13 2004 ) |
My cat is on fire. This time he caught a baby rabbit and brought it in. I knew something was up cuz there was a commotion in the hallway and I went down there to find my cat looking guiltily at me with bunny in his mouth, and the dog looking on in eager anticipation.
I decided I was gonna take no prisoners so I made kitty drop the bunny, which promptly raced off toward the door. After that I got hold of the rabbit, which was still so small... but it didn't have any serious injuries on it. It was, however, terrified, pulsing with energy, and its heart was beating so fast. I was thinking whether or not to let the rabbit go, or put it in a box to recover.
Then I remembered something from my reading. A book on healing trauma had said that, when the natural fight-or-flight reaction is blocked, then a muscular freezing ensues that permanently damages and slows down the nervous system of the animal that cannot escape or discharge his energy in an aggressive fashion. In my mind this corresponded to the emotional frozen state of NPDism. I realized that bunny had a lot of nervous energy, and that if I put him in a box, he would probably become NPD.
So I let him go, and you should have seen him run... kitty cat was not happy though
You know, of course, where this other world lies hidden. It is the world of your own soul that you seek. Only within yourself exists that other reality for which you long. I can give you nothing that has not already its being within yourself... All I can give you is the impulse, the key. I can help you to make your own world visible. That is all.
- Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 21:31:18 SunJun 13 2004 ) |
I have a LOOOONNNNGGGG and storied history of rejecting things without giving them a reasonable try (food, people, events, books, etc...) My reasons are many and I've spent a lot of time justifying being rather closed minded. Friday night a couple of friends asked if I wanted to go folk dancing. Now normally I'd chose a root cannal over folk dancing. My reasons are many and valid. Folk dancing is for old folks, nerds, people with no life, people without two left feet, etc.....) Guess what? I held my nose and agreed to go. My original intention was to hang out in the back of the room and escape when no one was looking. However I stayed for about 90 minutes and was complemented for doing a fairly decent job for a first time out. Even more amazing was that it was kind of fun and I might be willing to return. Hmm, just one of the many things we learn if we stop judging life long enough to live life... Folk dancing will likely never be my preferred way to spend a day but its not bad now and than....
You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self . .. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime , you are the only one you will never lose.
~ Jo Courdt
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