Do you get the attention you want...no? How about an attitude of gratitude for what you have? Namely the freedom to pay attention to what you like and love. If you want more attention then pay more attention. If you want more love be more loving. If you want more peace be more peaceful. If you want more joy be more joyful. If you want others to do better then reward those who do better with your love and attention. Stop giving all your time and attention to those who irritate you or those who anger you or those who abuse you it rewards them for being jerks and makes them worse!
It's time to open up the idea of psychedelic assisted therapy as an effective alternative to traditional psychotherapy. Repeal the controlled substances act, treat addiction as a medical problem, bring our children home who are rotting in jail for nonviolent drug crimes, take the money out of illegal drugs and stop funding cartels and narco-terrorists and convince our churches that psychedelic induced visions are a spiritual experience so they can be the supportive community we need them to be.
So here's what I'm doing about the lack of inclusivity in my church! Does your community need a Hippie Church too?
That is a rare insight, that most people who do good do it for inherently selfish reasons but ultimately there is nothing wrong with that if you are conscious of your motivations and the payoff that comes from helping others. It's that unconscious motivation and exploitation of others and the self justification that allows us to exploit others needs for our own profit all while bragging about how selfless we are being. Being conscious of our motivations leads to becoming conscious of our own pain and how it can trap us into hurting others to soothe the pain in the short term when what we need is to become aware of the source of the pain, face it and address it in order to overcome it and banish it from our subconscious to our conscious mind. It may still hurt but you have overcome its ability to control your thoughts and actions from behind the veil of personality. Pain is not who we are it is rather the result of painful experiences that happened in the past that couldn't be resolved at the time and so left scars or sores that could be reopened by current events, triggers that remind us of that old pain. the more of those we accumulate the less loving, empathetic and selfless we can be and the more selfish hurtful and callous we become. I know that you and your brother and sister have experienced a lot of pain but I am encouraged when i hear you addressing the pain in a courageous manner. That's what the way of the warrior is all about. We must battle our own internal demons and overcome them before we can ever be successful or satisfied with anything in the outside world. Be blessed son. Ttys.
Maybe it's just me. Does no one else care that the Forum is missing from the new web page.? Is it because i use Firefox and not Microsoft?
My heart is breaking for all those folks I used to hear in the Forum asking questions of their community. I could only answer a few, but I tried to help those i could and occasionally rebuked a few who seemed lost in anger and tangled in the need to judge others so they didn't have to look at their own pain. I love all you guys. I love you too Teal.
What ever happened to the Forum. I realize it had gotten superceded by Facebook and other social media pages but it still served a need for lost souls to connect with needed support and encouragement. Haters had invaded but not taken over to my mind. I'll be very disappointed if it's gone. I thought Teal set that up so no one would ever be alone.
I guess I have to admit it served my need to be needed and to help others who are struggling with anger, depression, isolation and rejection as i did in my teens and 20's. Childhood trauma is just becoming a topic of research and the need for building Resilient communities seems to parallel Teal's work in self love and healing the hurt by embracing the pain as a way to the root cause. Authenticity anyone?
Hi Tribe, so good to be back online. I'm here to serve. How can i help?