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The opioid crisis is a case in point. Senseless deaths due to drug overdoses or excess alcohol (think high school and college kids who die from alcohol poisoning, car accidents, choking on their own vomit, or a fall) affect not just loved ones left behind but also public health. When the mind is altered and clear thinking is absent, we are all at risk. But make no mistake: his goal is the same. Is there something we can do when those lies fill our minds? They can be pretty loud. I'm glad you asked that, said Mr. I want to share with you a powerful strategy that will help you. It's from a friend of mine named Dr James Gills. He accomplished the amazing feat of completing six double Ironman Triathlons, which means you do an Ironman and the next day you do another one. And the last time he did it he was 59 years old. When he was asked how he did it, he said,I've learned to talk to myself instead of listen to myself. <a href=''>If</a> I listen to myself, I hear all the complaints and doubts and reasons why I can't finish the race. <a href=''>It</a> takes a secure person to consider others' ideas. <a href=''>Years</a> ago, an emotionally insecure person took a key position on my board of directors. <a href=''>After</a> a couple of meetings, it became obvious to the other board members that this individual would not positively contribute to the organization. <a href=''>I</a> asked a seasoned leader on the board, Why does this person always do and say things that hinder our progress? <a href=''>I'll</a> never forget his reply: Hurting people hurt people. <a href=''>Do</a> I place value on people? <a href=''>You</a> won't value the ideas of a person if you don't value and respect the person himself or herself. <br /><br /><a href=''>Have</a> you ever considered your conduct around people you value, versus those you don't? <a href=''>Look</a> at the differences: <a href=''>If</a> I Value PeopleIf I Don't Value People <a href=''>And</a> still it stood, <a href=''>And</a> so shall you stand, blood. <a href=''>The</a> motif of Moses splitting the Red Sea can be found in many old blood blessings. <a href=''>It</a> is a pious image that served our ancestors well in the treatment of bleedings. <a href=',referenz,734417&url='>The</a> Red Sea was not meant to be parted, but assuaged. <a href=''>Three</a> oak trees stand in the green forest. <a href=''>Under</a> the oak trees sit three spinners. <a href=''>The</a> other licks, <a href=''>The</a> third stands still. <a href=''>This</a> blessing is reminiscent of the three Norns as spinners of fate. <a href=''>She</a> described this as a traumaticcharacter assassination'. She thoughtfully shared, From this I learned to hone the art of containing my emotional response, and it brought a sense of great power, protection and wellbeing that cut through the grief . Now it's time to allow a connection to a vulnerable self and surrender to the threat that is posed because that threat no longer applies to me as it did to my eleven-year-old self. From this dream and subsequent dreamwork, Rachel concluded, I don't need to protect my wounds. <a href=''>Imperfection</a> and vulnerability are a part of life and being human. <a href=''>Not</a> long after, Rachel had the following dream: <br /><br /><a href=''>I</a> find myself in a darkened room. <a href=''>The</a> door opens and there's a sense of inevitability. <a href=''>The</a> shadow of a man with a machine gun enters. <a href=''>When</a> they are young, they need attention all the time and they need their nappies changed. <a href=''>It</a> is amazing that even in these liberated times many men don't seem to be around when a nappy needs changing. <a href=''>It's</a> not actually a big deal and it is a fair bet that the mum is thinking that changing nappies is a job that should be shared by both parents. <a href=''>Some</a> people are perfectly happy to divide up the jobs in a relationship according to traditional gender roles, and there is nothing wrong with that if both parties agree. <a href=''>However,</a> it is not a recipe for happiness to make assumptions about what your partner will or won't do. <a href=''>Nowadays,</a> we are free to share jobs regardless of gender, so it is up to all of us to decide our own arrangements. <a href=''>If</a> both parties can do more of what they like, then so much the better. <a href=''>If</a> nobody likes doing the cleaning, then maybe you agree to share it equally. <a href=''>It</a> doesn't matter what your grandmother did, or what your father thinks about it or what I think about it, or anyone else. <a href=''>In</a> each relationship the parties have to work it out for themselves. <a href=''>Absent</a> the backdrop of this wisdom, you might notice yourself becoming too attached to the prospect that your wishes will come true. <a href=''>You</a> may come to feel that the people who you contemplate will feel safe, happy, healthy, and at ease. <a href=''>Or</a> you might slip into feeling that these wishes must come true: that your own pursuit of happiness somehow hinges on it. <a href=''>These</a> sorts of yearnings are not helpful. <a href=''>They</a> reflect attachments to a certain outcome or way of being, rather than openness to whatever arises or is. <a href=''>Know</a> that clinging to any sort of fixed idea that your wishes need be fulfilled is not the state you seek. <a href=''>Such</a> desires masquerade as the state you seek, but miss the mark altogether. <br /><br /><a href=''>Far</a> more important than reading or talking about LKM, however, is the time and energy you devote to practicing it. <a href=''>When</a> you're ready to dive in, read the following passages a few times, and then put the article down and experience it yourself. <a href=''>Try</a> This Meditation Practice: Loving-Kindness <a href=''>All</a> we need do is read the morning newspaper in any metropolitan area, and we read of murder, crime, purse snatching, mugging, rape, malfeasance, corruption, and venality on the bench and in the legislative chambers--but we must remember that all of these are man-made, and you can come out from among them and be separate (II Cor. <a href=''>You</a> can rise above the mass mind, humankind's cruelties, and greed, by aligning yourself with the principle of right action and absolute justice within you. <a href=''>God</a> is absolute justice, absolute harmony, all bliss, boundless love, fullness of joy, absolute order, indescribable beauty, absolute wisdom, and supreme power. <a href=''>All</a> of these are attributes, qualities, and potencies of God. <a href=''>When</a> you dwell on these qualities and contemplate the truths of God, you rise above the injustice and the cruelties of the world and you build a conviction counter to all its false beliefs and erroneous concepts. <a href=''>In</a> other words, you build up a Divine immunity--a sort of spiritual antibody--to the mass mind. <a href=''>This</a> explanation was a prelude to my direct reply to my friend. <a href=''>I</a> wrote to him, suggesting that he stay where he was and that I suspected he wished to run away from his responsibilities and was merely seeking an escape. <a href=''>I</a> wrote a short affirmation, as follows: <a href=''>Where</a> I am, God is. <a href=''>The</a> general fact has highly important practical bearings, since it gives new reason for believing that we gather what is passing in one another's minds in large measure from sensations so faint that we are not fairly aware of having them, and can give no account of how we reach our conclusions about such matters. <a href=''>The</a> insight of females as well as certaintelepathic' phenomena may be explained in this way. Such faint sensations ought to be fully studied by the psychologist and assiduously cultivated by everyman. Not only do they see the relevance of these findings for everyday life; Just as intuition can be educated and sharpened (as I argued in article 5), so can one's ability to make use of the mass of weak impressions that underlie - and are usually neglected by - our normal ways of seeing and knowing. It is as if the mind has two thresholds, one below which it registers nothing at all, and a second above which something becomes conscious. In between the two lies the demi-monde of the undermind in which impressions are active but unconscious.

And Pierce and Jastrow's suggestion is tantamount to saying that the distance apart of these two thresholds can vary, so that it is possible to increase one's conscious sensitivity to what had previously been going on at an unconscious level. An early demonstration of the power of unconscious perception to influence what does appear in consciousness was given by Otto Poetzl, a Viennese neuropsychologist working with casualties of the First World War. He tested a number of soldiers who had suffered gunshot wounds to the part of the brain which processes visual stimuli, the occipital lobe at the back of each cerebral hemisphere, and discovered something rather odd. I turned off that constant hum in 2017 when I broke free from the fictitious Instagram perfection cult. It was nibbling away at my happiness and squishing the positive thoughts out of my brain. I had dedicated too many hours to trying to make my feed far more immaculate and impressive than my life actually was. The real breakthrough was after an enormous Sunday roast with the girls. It was early in the New Year, and I had already put a post up that read: This is the year of self-confidence . <a href=''>It</a> was nothing spectacular, just a photo of me sitting on the floor, with my flies undone and my belly poking out. <a href=''>As</a> soon as I posted it, I plugged my phone in and left it in the kitchen, mainly so I wouldn't end up regretting and deleting it. <a href=''>It's</a> funny, because I remember feeling so liberated but, equally, pooing my pants not knowing what the response was going to be. <a href=''>I</a> woke up the next morning and the post was flooded with comments from people -Thank you' and `Finally, someone I can actually relate to! I had gone from a shark to a wave in the sea. Illicit drug sales instigate inner-city violence. More violent crimes have happened because people were under the influence and not of sound mind. Many of the homeless in the United States are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Typhus is currently a public health issue with the homeless population in downtown Los Angeles. Drug use induces a sense of apathy and altered state of reality (cleanliness is not always a top priority), which is a threat to the individual's well-being and the community at large. Research has shown that people who drink alcohol consume it three to four times a week; That's seven days too many to be under the influence.