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Mar 06, 2009
Mindful meditation...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

During meditation our brains are operating at a frequency that is highly beneficial to our bodies and our minds. I am therefore not at all surprised that you have found a decrease in flashbacks and night terrors. I credit meditation to getting me through some very difficult situations, both "mindful" and "mindless" meditation.

Thank you for sharing your experience with my visitors and me, Mark.

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Sep 20, 2009
Shine on!
by: Mary

Thank you Mark for sharing your wisdom. When you said you feel like your "true nature" is beating at the inside of your skull but doesn't know how to get out, you struck a deep chord with me. The first thing that jumped to mind was a favorite biblical quote of mine from the book of John "the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it".
I too often feel that I have tons of goodness inside of me to share, but I just don't know how to let it out anymore. I went through years of burying the emotions and memories of my being abused sexually when I was a child, and for several years I felt confident and happy and wanted to share my talent (through pottery) with others. But I just simply quit the hobby, same as I always tend to do, I start something good or have a good intent or idea, but I can never see it to completion, something just stops me and I retreat into a tiring depressed person.
You seem to have found the light in the darkness and this is proof that the darkness has not overcome it!
I am not sure what exactly I will do to regain my confidence but after reading your post, I will give meditation a looking into, all I can really say is thank you, thank you, thank you!

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