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I have a few routines I try to fall back on when the going gets tough. It’s about compulsively cooking a meal that requires effort and attention. Interact directly with your friends instead of sinking face down on the couch. Every time I run into a minor inconvenience, I mutter, “Oh my God.”These are activities that help me feel Betteralthough I’m still far from feeling good. As I wait to get through the tough times and get to a good place again, that’s all I could ask for.
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“Dear Sugar, Rampus Advice Column #98: Monsters and Ghosts“ I was going through a bit of a rough time, so it was helpful to re-read Cheryl Strayed’s advice for those who “seem unable to escape their pasts and memories” in the morning.
It may seem strange to return to the same 2012 article every day, but reading Strayed’s guidance was a strange affirmation ritual. “It is true that you are haunted by the past, but it is true that you have traveled farther. You have swam across a wide and turbulent sea to reach the other side.” Strayed wrote. Just because this shore feels different than you expected doesn’t negate the distance you’ve traveled and the strength it took to accomplish it. “
AbhidhammaLately, I have been doing a lot of meditation practice and studying Abhidhamma (a branch of Theravada Buddhism). The practice of meditation results in a calmer body and a clearer, quieter mind with a deeper knowledge of oneself and the workings of one’s mind. It benefits not only me, but also the people and animals nearby. —thomas