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The wondetful wisdom of Thich Naht Hanh. Hope these words inspire fellow sufferers

I would highly recommend his book the Pocket Titch Naht Hanh. Here are a few snippets. He talks about mindfulness amongst many other things & it all relates to our problems in one way or another.

On mindfulness:

Don't allow yourself to be a slave of the past or the future.

Resist the tendency to be carried away by your thoughts and fears.

Habit energy.

We are always running, and it has become a habit.

"Hello, my habit energy, I know you are there!" If we just smile to it, it will lose much of its strengths. Mindfulness is the energy that allows us to recognise our habit energy and prevent it from dominating us.

Love & peace to you all.

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mooner04, Love & peace to you as well x

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Hey, Thank u for sharing, I have a few of Thich Nhat Hahns books, love his teachings..Peace is every breath is a good one for u to read..:)

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Thanks will look it up. I'm off to Thailand in Jan. You been? I'll visit Vietnam while I'm there.

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No problem, think you,ll like it...Lucky u :) Would love to go visit....Thich had returned recently to Vietnam to visit his home....I would love to spend a day at his retreat in France...would learn so much...very wise...Do u follow Buddhism in general?

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And flight apart (about £550) Thailand is remarkably cheap. My hotel is £200 for 1 month. You can eat for about £4 per day. But it's the culture! They are so relaxed and kind & generous. And yes I follow the Buddhist way.

My eldest son had a Sri Lankan philosophy tutor at university. He got chatting to him about how I brought him and his 2 brothers up. After many conversations the tutor said your father brought you up with buddhist values & traditions. I never even knew I was doing that.

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There's also a very beautiful book by Khalil Gibran, "The Prophet" (you can read his sayings online!). Another inspiring book, very easy to read, is "Jonathan Livingston Seagull", by Richard Bach. Anything that helps produce calmness is of help. ❤️️

I used a really simple trick of seeing negative / panic/ anxiety feelings being struck by a 'bolt of lightning' and disappearing ~ and that can be very effective. Certainly stopped the feelings in their tracks, that's for sure. Get them early, when you feel an attack coming on. 😉

We all find different ways of dealing with anxiety/panic ~ it's whatever works for 'you', as an individual, that's important. 😊

Be as well as you can be! B xx

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Some good tips there....:) Thank u...xx

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Mindfulness ok if you are in a "good space" at the present when practising. My husband has Alzheimer's and believe me the last thing I need is mindfulness when he is throwing a wobbly. I don't think anyone who benefits from mindfulness knows what real problems are!!!!

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Foxglove really sorry to gear that it must be so tough on you. I watched a good friend deteriorate with it and that was bad enough. I'm not preaching or being facetious but mindfulness is all about finding a good place. And yes it is not easy but I hope you may find yours. Take care

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