DISCOVER WHOLENESS WITH RADICAL ACCEPTANCE
My previous Journal entry, Suffering Happens, may seem to be rather dark and dense, and leave one hanging. Well, that is exactly where Survival Mind (a mindset built on fear and insecurity) leads. Kind of a dead end, of sorts, for many individuals and communities of human beings. Adopting a secure, unconditionally loving mindset might seem like a complete fantasy or just another form of self deception based in simply thinking positively, thereby exiling 'negativity' into the shadows of the psyche, bound to rise again subconsciously in some form.
Instead, what is being proposed is an empathic, loving attitude that encompasses and transcends both negative and positive (dualism). This may be hard to grasp, so think of it this way: There is nothing inherently negative about any thoughts and feelings. Just the fact that thinking and feeling is happening inside us is miraculous and inherently good. But, built for survival first, our minds instinctively create positivity and negativity, from which we construct a sense of ourselves and others (personal identities).
By regularly observing inner processes with an attitude of curiosity and wonder, seeing how every part of oneself arising into awareness operates to inform, we can begin to unravel and untangle the complex narratives and stories unconsciously adopted to define (and therefore limit) ourselves and our expression of life energy. The practice of observing our selves (and others) without judging starts the process of liberation from such identifications, revealing the power of being ever more present.
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All 5 A's Discovering Life Before Death Discovering Wholenesss Identity Mission Statement Radical Acceptance Practice Redefine Life Expectancy Self Image Suffering Happens Thoughts-feelings Transcending-suffering