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how I am practicing dealing with physical and emotional pain right now

When sensations tighten and squeeze my muscles and send cortisol rushing through my body it’s really uncomfortable.i am starting up once again to practice being with the sensations. I will be acknowledging that yes the thoughts that brought it on are trying to help. that yes this uncomfortable thing is going on right now. or yes that might happen or yes I did do that. Im trying to be with the reality that I can’t control the changes going on but I can get to a loving presence. I can greet the change with loving kindness while I sense my intention without automatically reacting. I am practicing making space around the pain to soften it. I am deep breathing. I am being mindful in my actions. The more I witness the pain the more awake I am able to become.

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I hope it is helping starlight...I should think being mindful of it helps , as you won’t be as tense, if I’m correct....

I like you can ‘greet the change with loving kindness’

Good wishes and peace to you 🌺🌺🌺 x

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It is helping, not all the time, but enough. Thank so much Olivia! 💕 wishing you beautiful moments peace and joy.

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You've got this Starrlight...hang on and breathe through the bumpy ride. This will pass. xx

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Thanks Agora!!! 💕

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It IS a bumpy time right now... im way up in mood then way down within short amounts of time. I don’t know why. I have bipolar 1 so I am wondering about that being the cause. I am also trying out new supplements to help with anxiety.

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Starrlight, mood swings from Bipolar issues needs to be address by medication. Are you on anything. It may need adjusting. xx

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I am on Lithium and Zyprexa and you are right I need to find out if there is adjusting needed. I hope to get to my psychiatrist soon. Thanks so much Agora.

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Maybe you are fighting to hard? Fighting how we feel can aggravate the situation. Sometimes we have to allow ourselves to experience the pain so that it can pass. When I get depressed I find it helps me to just be depressed and it passes sooner.

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Hmmm well I’m practicing being with and accepting sensations from the anxiety without judging just like you let depression be and find it leaves you sooner. I’ve also been exercising which may be fighting it but those things are working for me. But honestly I can’t remember to do all the practices that I wish to so I’m sticking with the few things that are working now.

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Sorry I was only sharing from my own past experience when I used to fight the panic attacks it would get worse. Sorry I didn’t explain myself clearer. I am starting to enter a very rough time and my thoughts sometimes aren’t articulated properly.

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Oh no need to apologize. I appreciate your views. I think you are right in that when we fight the panic attacks it makes it worse. May I ask what type of rough time you are entering? So sorry about that.

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Depression is creeping back in my life. I lasted since December without soul crushing depression. Hopefully it won’t last as long but this isn’t my first rodeo. I am prepared to face it.

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Oh I am so sorry about depression creeping in. I hope it won’t last long too. I’m glad you are prepared to face it but I hope you continue to reach out when you need to. I’m here to talk to any time.

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