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‘Don’t Make This a Self-Improvement Project’

“Depression, loneliness, and insecurity are tangible experiences that can be improved. But if you seek to reach God or enlightenment because you want to stop being depressed or anxious, if you want greater self-esteem or less loneliness, your search may never end.

“This area of understanding isn’t cut-and-dried. Some people feel tremendously self-improved as their awareness expands; but it takes a strong sense of self to confront the many obstacles and challenges that lie on the path. If you feel weak or fragile, you may feel weaker and more fragile when you confront the shadow energies within. Expanded awareness comes at a price-—you have to give up your limitations—-and for anyone who feels victimized, that limitation is often so stubborn that spiritual progress becomes very slow.


“To the extent that you feel any deep conflict inside yourself, a large hurdle stands before you on the path. The wise thing is to seek help at the level where the problem exists.”

Deepak Chopra

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posted October 1, 2006 at 2:14 am

Here’s a story for help. I am a 37 year old woman who was taken away from her world at the age of three. At the time of my separation from my family i knew them all. In the home i went with my father to visit his family and was dropped off never to be picked up again. Always mistreated by this the now family. I am still a part of this family today. It was a very abusive home alcoholic and much violence.How do yu get over your past when the people who hurt you are still around. I am the mother of 2 now and about to be a grand. I am lost in this world. Please shed enlightenment.

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Stacey-Robin H. Johnson

posted October 3, 2006 at 10:28 pm

My heart is with you. I’m sure you’ve heard this before–in fact, I’ve had this same thing said to me just this week: “Forgive” Getting over this while they’re “still around” is an impossibility. Learning to forgive them to the extent that they no longer matter enough to impact your present is very much a possibility. If they were not around, you would still be hurt. They will not take the hurt away with them. It’s so, so, so, hard. But forgiveness sets YOU free.

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posted October 4, 2006 at 2:24 pm

pray…it’s such a peaceful place to go

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